Coronavirus: More women test positive in Ashanti Region than men

Coronavirus: More women test positive in Ashanti Region than men

- The Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, says more women are being infected than men are contracting COVID-19 in the region

- A total of 886 cases had been recorded in the region

- 52% of the 886 confirmed cases in the Ashanti Region are women

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) latest figures have revealed that more women in the Ashanti Region are contracting the coronavirus as compared to men.

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that more women have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Ashanti Region than men.

The latest data is different from the national data which shows more men are getting infected than women.

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According to the data, 52% of the confirmed cases in the Ashanti Region are women (representing 423) and 48% being men. The total number of infected people is 886.

A week ago in the Ashanti Region, the figures showed that more men had tested positive than women, but that position has changed in the last couple of days.

The majority of the reported cases are from Obuasi where more women have tested positive than men.

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Out of the total number of infected people in the Ashanti Region, 30 of them have been identified as health workers, who according to the authorities, are doing well and responding to treatment. earlier reported that the paramount queen of Okuapeman has allegedly rejected a truckload of 62 sheep and other items including money from government officials to drop a dispute.

According to Joy News, the said donation to Nana Obuo Nketiaa is to settle a dispute between her and the newly enstooled paramount chief of the area.

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