2 Additional Covid-19 Deaths Recorded In Upper East
28 people have died from Covid-19 in the Upper East Region of Ghana
The Upper East Region has recorded two more Covid-19 induced deaths bringing the death toll to 28 since April 2020 when it recorded its first case.
25 of the deaths occurred in January and February 2021.
The Region as of Tuesday, February 16, 2021, recorded a total of 814 cases of the virus with an active caseload of 107.
Speaking on Dreamz Fm Breakfast News, the Regional Director of the Ghana Health Services, Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Dzotsi explained that the Bolgatanga Municipality remains the epicenter of the dreaded virus.
The Regional Director reiterated the need for people to strictly adhere to the safety protocols adding that the Region recorded 137 new infections.
“We have seen 137 new confirmed cases and the epicenter where most of the cases are coming from still remains in our municipality (Bolga Municipality). Unfortunately, we have had two new deaths making the current death toll since the pandemic started in the Upper East Region to 28 deaths.
Currently, we have active cases of 107 where we are doing our best to manage them in our treatment center and in the respective homes where they can be isolated. So, we urge every person living in the region to be aware of the situation so we have to change our behavior. We know the preventive measures; we have to know that wearing the face mask and proper handwashing will help us break the transmission,” he specified.
He further identified that late reporting to health facilities and self-medication are accounting for the rising death.
“The current populace, the most affected are the youth without comorbidities and we now know the symptoms but most people don’t come early to health facilities. They stay at home and even self-medicate so they come to the hospital in the severe form when the disease has already affected the major organs so they just come and die,” he lamented.
James Adombire, Upper East