- A total of 4 new people have died in the Upper West Region from CSM outbreak in the Region
- This sends the total number of deaths to 37 with close to 250 confirmed cases
- Although the situation is worrying, it appears that focus on COVID-19 has shifted attention from the CSM outbreak
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Four new people have died from the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis in the Upper West Region of Ghana as the total number of deaths now hits a whopping 37 in the region alone.
According to a news report by CitiFM, the total number of people who are currently confirmed to have the medical condition nears 250 in the Upper West Region alone.
It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh reported days ago that more than 200 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis have been recorded in Ghana with 33 Ghanaians confirmed dead in the Upper West Region alone as country battles COVID-19.
According to the Upper West Regional Director of Health, Dr Osei Kuffuor Afreh, the situation seems to be getting out of hand mainly because of the extreme focus on the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Unlike the novel coronavirus, CSM has treatments that can be effectively carried out to prevent deaths if the condition is identified early and unfortunately, not only Upper West has recorded cases.
Weeks ago, CSM was reported to have killed four (4) people in the Bole District of the Savannah Region with nine (9) confirmed cases and another 23 suspected cases.
Ghana currently has 378 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus with six deaths so far.
In other news, relatives of some of the coronavirus patients in Ghana have narrated how living in the Ghanaian society has become a great chore and a traumatic experience for them.
YEN.com.gh sighted a video interview conducted by JoyNews in which the family members explain that they have become objects of mockery and laughing stocks among people.
Some of them also explained that they have lost all their friends, customers and casual relations as nobody wants to get close to them any longer.
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