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General News of Thursday, 4 June 2020

Source: Daniel Kaku, Contributor

Western Region records 456 coronavirus case with 10 recoveries

The confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Western Region have soared from 449 to 456 as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Out of the 456 confirmed cases, 10 patients with the COVID-19 have recovered.

This was confirmed by the Western Regional Health Directorate on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Sekondi-Takoradi.

According to the Directorate, 5,219 results are still pending.

The Directorate added that the region recorded 17 new positive cases, all recorded in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.

Currently, Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality is leading in the Western Region with 174 positive cases awaiting 2,033 results.

Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has also recorded 151 positive cases, becoming the second area with a high prevalence of the virus. Results for some 640 tests from the metropolis are yet to be released.

According to the Directorate, as of Wednesday, June 3, 764 new contacts have been traced to 34 cases.

The Directorate, therefore, commended Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly for launching COVID-19 Trust Fund.

The first case of the disease in the Western Region was recorded on Easter Sunday and has been traced to a Chinese national who works with the Coastal Quarry Company at Anto in the Shama District.

The breakdown of positive cases of the coronavirus in Western Region as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020, are as follows:

• Tarkwa-Nsuaem = 174

• Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis = 151

• Effia Kwesimintsim = 41

• Prestea Huni-Valley = 32

• Ahanta West = 23

• Ellembelle District = 13

• Nzema East Municipality = 10

• Shama District = 4

• Mpohor District = 4

• Jomoro Municipality = 2

• Amenfi West = 1

• Wassa East District = 1

• Amenfi East = 0

• 14 Amenfi Central = 0

• Total = 456

Note the following facts:

• Total of 5,219 pending results

• 10 recoveries

• 1 death

• Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality has the highest pending results of 2,033.

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