Regional

COVID-19: Hohoe records 7 additional cases within 24 hours

A total of seven new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in 24 hours in the Hohoe Municipality.

The total case counts in the Municipality now stands at 14 barely 24 hours from the last count on Tuesday, where only seven cases were recorded.

In an interaction with the media, Hohoe Municipal Director of Health Services, Dr Pius Mensah, said there has been a recovery case, reducing the total active cases to 13.

The Director said eight cases were being managed at home, three outside the Municipality, and three at the Municipal Treatment Centre and said: “they are all doing well.”

Dr Mensah noted that a total of 39 contacts had been traced and the results of their samples were yet to be received.

He said the death rate had changed and casualties were no longer attributed to issues relating to underlying conditions of patients.

The Director said although there was some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), equipment such as ventilators were needed to handle severe cases in the Municipality.

He described the behaviour of citizens in regards to the observation of the Covid-19 safety protocols as “disheartening”.

He noted that there is a need for citizens to continue to adhere to all safety protocols.

The Director called on the public to avail themselves for free testing when they felt unwell or identified any of the symptoms of Covid-19.

Dr Mensah said the Directorate would begin a public education and sensitisation and urged the public to observe protocols laid down at various places they visited.