COVID-19 cases decline tremendously in Volta Region

Covid-19 cases have tremendously declined in the Volta Region since April when the first case was recorded.

There are now only two active cases of the virus under treatment in the region, according to Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, Deputy Director of Heath (DDH) in charge of Public Health in the region.

He said at a press conference in Ho earlier this month that, a total of 672 COVID-19 cases had been confirmed from routine surveillance, contacts tracing, mandatory quarantine and target group for screening over the past six months.

Out of the figure, 658 have fully recovered and have been discharged, Dr Djokoto announced.

He disclosed that the death toll over the period remained at 12.

“The Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee and the Ghana Health Service have worked very well and continue to engage with all stakeholders to maintain the region’s capacity to manage the COVOD-19 pandemic,” the DDH added.

Meanwhile, Dr Djokoto touched on the recent polio vaccination exercise in the region and described it as successful.

He said that the exercise was incident free in all the 18 districts of the region, and thanked the health workers, volunteers, and traditional leaders, NGOs in health, the assemblies and the media as well the Volta Regional Coordinating Council and other stakeholders for throwing their weight behind the exercise to ensure its success.

“While focusing on improving the immunity of our children, we should not lose sight of the fact that the polio virus thrives and spreads where there are insanitary conditions; let us compliment the efforts of the health service by ensuring that we have clean environment,” he said.

Mr Anthony Mawuli Pani, Regional Disease Control Officer, said that the first

round of the polio vaccination exercise in the region benefited 288,000 children

out of the targeted 381, 000.

 From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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