25 suspected COVID-19 cases in Volta Region test negative


Twenty-five of the thirty suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in the Volta Region have tested negative.

This is according to data from the Volta Regional Health Directorate.

The report indicated that the Directorate is awaiting the report of the remaining five persons.

It further added that a total of 59 people were under mandatory quarantine in the Region.

Meanwhile, Regional Health Director, Dr. Timothy Letsa says that the specimen of some four suspected cases have been to the laboratory for confirmation.

According to him, the region has maintained a high level of alertness, and that stakeholders had intensified risk communication in all communities.

He added that the Health Directorate had enhanced its screening levels at all points of entry, as well as on highways and at commercial centres.

Dr. Letsa disclosed that a training will be held for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists in the Region and plans were also underway to collaborate with the Information Services Department to provide risk communication training for the media to help “clarify misconceptions and investigate rumours.”

Dr Letsa said the Directorate would also intensify general public education to enhance preventive measures and contact tracing and would endeavour to ensure early notification and social distancing.

Ghana has so far recorded 313 cases of COVID-19 with six deaths.

The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).

Source: universnewsroom.com

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