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General News of Saturday, 23 May 2020


Coronavirus: Koforidua records first cases

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The New Juaben South Municipality, which covers the capital of the Eastern Region, Koforidua, has recorded two cases of COVID-19.

The Birim North District in the Region has also recorded a case

Figures from the collated data from the Regional Health Directorate put the regional case count at 117.

The addition of the two new districts brings the total number of metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) in the Region to confirm cases to 11 out of 33.

All cases are in good condition and responding to treatment, the Directorate stated.

Per the cases being managed, 88 per cent are asymptomatic while 12 percent are symptomatic.

By gender, more males have been infected. They constitute 84 per cent of the total cases in the Region with females at 12 per cent.

Out of the 117 regional total, 86 have recovered with 31 as active cases now.

Contact listing and tracing has since began.

The Directorate intends to continue public education with emphasis on stigmatization.