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Kumasi Metro Tops Ashanti Covid-19 Chart

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THE KUMASI Metropolis is leading in the number of recorded active Covid-19 cases in the Ashanti Region since the second wave of the disease started.

The Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, who made the disclosure, noted that Kumasi Metro was topping with 315 cases as at Friday.

He announced that Oforikrom Municipal was following Kumasi Metro with over 200 cases, adding that five districts had been found as hotpots for the disease in the region so far.

“The five hotspots in the region are Kumasi, Oforikrom, Asokwa, Atwima Nwabiagya and Atwima Kwanwoma,” he disclosed on Akoma FM in Kumasi.

Dr. Tenkorang explained that Kumasi was topping the chart because the area had higher human population density, urging the residents to comply with directives from health experts.

Significantly, he said Obuasi, which previously was a hotspot for Covid-19 cases during the first wave of the disease, was now not part of the hotpots in the region.

“Obuasi Municipal has just 30 active cases since the start of the second wave and it is a sharp reduction as compared to the first wave of the Coronavirus,” he said.

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Dr. Tenkorang, however, expressed deep concern about the rising number of recorded Covid-19 cases in the region, saying 32 out of the 43 districts had recorded active Covid-19 case; and said that should be a worry for residents in the region.

“Active Covid-19 cases in the region stand at 950 as I speak with you, 57 are on admission and 10 are either in severe or critical condition,” the health director said.

He said 175 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Ashanti Region in just three days, adding that an average of 75 new cases was being recorded in a day.

Dr. Tenkorang said the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi South Hospital and the Frimpong Boateng Medical Centre had adequate beds for Covid-19 patients, but said “our only challenge was patients in severe or critical conditions, who required intensive care and ventilators because only KATH had such equipment.”

The health director reiterated his constant call on the people to continue to adhere to health protocols so that the disease would be defeated in the country.

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