COVID-19: 100 kids below age 15 infected in Ghana - Ghana Health Service

COVID-19: 100 kids below age 15 infected in Ghana - Ghana Health Service

- The Ghana Health Service has indicated that a total of 100 boys and girls under the age of 15 years have been infected with the coronavirus

- The statistics imply that at least one out of six cases of the 636 are children

- The number of cases recorded for children has busted the myth of the disease being only susceptible to the aged

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The Ghana Health Service has indicated that a total of 100 boys and girls under the age of 15 years have been infected with the coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.

The statistics imply that at least one out of six cases of the 636 reported on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, are children.

The number of cases recorded about infected children has busted the myth of the disease being only susceptible to the aged and those with underlying health conditions.

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Men in the age group of 35-44 years old were the highest while their female counterparts registered the lowest number of infections.

In total, male infections recorded were more than half and accounted for 59% and the females were in the minority of 41%.

So far, Ghana has recorded 636 COVID-19 cases, with 8 deaths so far.

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In other news, the Deputy Health Minister-designate, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, has stated that he will support the use of herbal medicine to treat persons infected with the novel coronavirus provided they are vetted and proven to be effective.

According to Dr Okoe Boye, most of the time, the issue with the use of herbal treatments is the science of herbal medicines.

Answering questions during a vetting session, he stated that any time he received calls on the use of herbal medicines for treatments and asked for samples, the people could hardly provide a sample.

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