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Coronavirus: Jomoro Municipality records 2 positive cases

The Western Regional Health Directorate has announced that the Jomoro Municipality in the region has recorded its latest two positive cases of the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to the Directorate, since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, this is the first time the Jomoro Municipality has recorded positive cases.

So far, Jomoro Municipality has recorded 28 suspected cases and out of the cases, 19 have been tested negative awaiting 7 results.

Making this announcement by the Western Regional Health Directorate, no contact has been traced in the Municipality.

Western Region with 14 MDA has so far recorded 352 positive cases as of Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The region has recorded 6 recoveries and 1 death.

Some residents residing at Elubo have expressed fears over the cases.

According to them, the Municipal Health Directorate has failed to announce to them the whereabouts of the patients. They said some people were circulating on social media that the two cases were from Elubo.

In a sharp response, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Mr. Ernest Kofie has emphasized that the Directorate would not disclose the identity and whereabouts of the patients due to stigmatization.

"I am appealing to everybody in Jomoro to be calm and respect the health rights of the patients", he urged.

He, therefore, called on them to follow the directives outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ghana Health Service by washing their hands regularly.

He added, "Let us all wear nose masks, observe social distancing protocols and drink more water and also fruits to build our immune systems".

He, however, commended the health professionals within his area for putting their lives online for fighting this deadly Coronavirus.

Mr. Ernest Kofie pledged to liaise with the Jomoro Municipal Public Health Emergency Committee to educate the masses about the virus.

Breakdown

Western Region records 352 positive cases of Coronavirus as of Tuesday, May 26, 2020

1. Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis = 137

2. Tarkwa-Nsuaem = 107

3. Effia Kwesimintsim = 37

4. Prestea Huni-Valley = 31

5. Ahanta West = 15

6. Nzema East Municipality = 10

7. Ellembelle District = 6

8. Shama District = 4

9. Mpohor District = 4

10. Jomoro Municipality = 2

11. Amenfi West = 1

12. Wassa East District = 1

13. Amenfi East = 0

14 Amenfi Central = 0

Total = 352

Note the following facts

Total of 2,234 pending results

6 recoveries

1 death

Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality has the highest pending results, 762

Source: Daniel Kaku, Contributor

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