30 Health workers Contract Covid-19 in Ashanti Region
The affected health workers are all in stable conditions.
Thirty (30) frontline health workers in the Ashanti Region have so far tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, has disclosed.
The affected health workers, according to the Director, were all in stable conditions.
Dr Tinkorang who was giving a regional update on COVID-19 at a media briefing said the recent development would however, not affect the unwavering efforts of health workers in the region to fight the pandemic.
He noted that, the covid-19 cases in the region were beginning to reduce, even at the region’s main hotspot, Obuasi – which has accounted for 65% of the 886 confirmed cases.
The Regional Director explained that the huge numbers that were recorded in the Obuasi area on May 8, was linked to a "special" covid-19 case in one of the Obuasi markets.
According to him, the patient who later died had spent about two weeks in the market without knowing her status, thereby, spreading the disease to a lot of people.
Dr. Tinkorang said the rate of infection had since gone down, saying that, his outfit had intensified surveillance and also deployed more health workers to the area.
Giving a general overview of the region, he said 15 people were on admission, 75 in isolation, with 54 active contacts being followed up.