COVID-19: 43 health workers in Western Region test positive

COVID-19: 43 health workers in Western Region test positive

- 43 health workers in the Western Region have tested positive for COVID-19

- Twenty out of the 43 cases are from the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi-Takoradi while 23 others are from the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality

- The confirmed cases at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital were contacts traced from a staff of the hospital who earlier tested positive

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that Forty-three health workers in the Western Region have tested positive for COVID-19.

Twenty out of the 43 cases are from the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi-Takoradi while 23 others are from the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.

According to Citi News sources the confirmed cases at the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital were contacts traced from a staff of the hospital who earlier tested positive for the coronavirus

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Confirming the news, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil, said the infected staff are isolated and all other contacts asked to self-quarantine as their samples are being tested.

According to Dr. Tambil, a number of measures have been put in place to protect other health workers from contracting the virus.

Meanwhile, the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital was earlier closed down after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on May 15, 2020.

The Antenatal Care Unit, Child Welfare Clinic, and the Ear Nose and Throat Unit in the hospital were disinfected among other measures to contain the infection.

So far, the Western Region has recorded a total of 170 positive cases of COVID-19.

READ ALSO: 30 health workers infected with Coronavirus in Ashanti Region

In s related development, 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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