17th May 2024

Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate says it has so far identified 10 Covid-19 hotspots in the region.

Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang, the Regional Director of Health Services, explained that the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the region is as a result of active surveillance.

The Ashanti region has seen an increase in cases from 17, as of Monday, April 6 to 25, as of April 7 2020.

WHO protocols

Dr Tenkorang therefore advised residents not to panic as a result of the rise, saying this is due to active surveillance. He urged them to adhere to the World Health Organisation’s protocols to avoid contracting or spreading the disease.

“So far, we are having close to about 10 hotspots. Any positive case we get in that area becomes a hotspot. We started with five. Now we are moving close to 10. We must not be worried if we adhere to the protocols and guideline. There is no need for panic,” he told Luv FM in Kumasi.

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