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Another Eight health workers test positive for coronavirus in Western region

Eight health workers, including doctors, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Western Region

According to the Western Region Health Directorate, the health officials who tested positive for COVID-19 are mostly from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

The daily situational report released on the pandemic on Tuesday said the case counts in the Western Region stood at sixty-one (61), with Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis and Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal leading with nineteen (19) positive cases each with Ahanta West and Nzema East Municipalities Effia recording six (6) cases each.

The Regional Health Directorate also bemoaned the backlog of test results on samples taken to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR).

Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 427 new cases of the deadly COVID-19 within the last 48 hours pushing the country’s total number of cases to 5, 127.

Out of the 427 cases, 272 came from Obuasi in the Ashanti region alone, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service said during Tuesday’s Press Conference.

Recoveries still remain at 494 with another 130 patients awaiting their second negative test to be declared recovered. 22 people have so far died from the killer bug with active cases at 4, 611.

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