COVID-19: 111 health workers test positive for virus in Central Region

COVID-19: 111 health workers test positive for virus in Central Region

- 111 health workers in the Central Region have tested positive for coronavirus

- 45 of them, are reportedly on admission in health facilities

- They form part of the 439 cases in the region

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a total of 111 health workers in the Central Region have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Out of the 111 numbers that tested positive to COVID-19, 45 of them are reportedly on admission in health facilities in the region.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Deputy Regional Health Director, Dr. Kwabena Sarpong, revealed that the number formed part of the region's 439 cases.

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Dr Sarpong also added that the region has so far recorded 72 recoveries and three deaths.

According to him, non-adherence to the outlined safety and prevention protocols was the root cause of the increase in cases in the region.

He expressed disappointment at the refusal by many to use nose masks and observe social distancing when they get on commercial transport, while at markets, and in shops.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the current figure recorded shows a massive increase in the figure by 337 new cases according to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service as of Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Meanwhile, 57 additional persons have fully recovered from the virus pushing the count to 3,189.

Statistics show that the number of deaths still remains 38.

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