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COVID-19 in UER relatively calm – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service has given the strongest indication that cases of COVID-19 are gradually on the decrease. As of January 30, 2022, the region has 11 active cases of the disease. 10 of the cases are being managed at home while 1 is being managed at the hospital. 3 of the active cases are in the Bolgatanga Municipality, 7 of the cases are in the Kassena Nanka West District while the remaining 1 is in the Kassena Nankana District.

Cumulatively, the Upper East Region has recorded 1,730 COVID-19 cases with 61 deaths with a Recovery of Discharge Rate of 95.8 percent; that is, 1,658 of the 1,730 cases.

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East, the Deputy Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Josephat Nyuzaghl explained that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) considered the situation as relatively calm because, 3 weeks ago, the region was recording over 10 cases daily.

He explained that the situation had been brought under control due to the effective and coordinated health strategies which include increased testing, increased vaccination, myth busting and proper communication on the disease and the need for vaccination along with increased cooperation from the citizenry and media platforms.

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Mr. Nyuzaghl encouraged the public to vaccinate themselves against the disease while continuing to adhere to the health and safety protocols.

A1radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith| Ghana|

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