- The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has revealed that about 30 health workers in the region have contracted the coronavirus
- The 30 health workers include doctors and nurses
- The affected workers are however responding to treatment
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has revealed that about 30 health workers in the region have contracted the coronavirus.
Known as the second region with the highest confirmed cases, the 30 health workers include front-liners like doctors and nurses.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Ashanti Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, indicated that the affected workers are responding to treatment.
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“We have a total of 30 health workers having COVID-19 in the region. All of them are doing very well. Out of the total of 43 districts in Ashanti Region, 25 Municipal and districts have recorded COVID-19 cases. We have new infections, however, the good news is that the new infections are going down in all the districts especially in Obuasi,” he said.
He noted that although the number of confirmed cases in Obuasi was high, the situation is improving.
The total COVID-19 case count in the region stands at 886 and 7 deaths with Obuasi leading with 587.
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Meanwhile, the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on COVID-19 indicates that Ghana has recorded 178 new cases to increase the caseload to 6,096.
The GHS released the new update on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
The death toll still stands at 31 with 19 more recoveries recorded, making the total 1,773.
The total number of tests administered as of May 19, 2020, was 184,343.
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