Dr Hafiz Bin Salih is the Upper West Regional Minister.

The Upper West Region has recorded 30 new cases of Meningitis with one more death, Upper West Regional Minister has disclosed.

This brings the total number of cases in the region to 303, with forty-four deaths.

“Nandom, Nadowli and Jiripa continue to report the majority of the cases, ” Dr. Bin Salih indicated in a statement.

He also said that most of the cases were caused by Neisseria Meningitides Sero Group X which currently has no vaccine.

Meanwhile, the region continues to battle the Covid-19 as more cases have been recorded.

The number of Covid-19 cases in the region has significantly increased by 11 bringing the new total to 19.

The first case was that of a resident who recently returned from Kenya. From the Wa Municipality, three persons who had come into contact with an infected Nigerian were also diagnosed with the disease.

The other seven cases were recorded from the Sissala East Municipality following a mandatory screening of persons who traveled from Kumasi and Accra, Dr. Bin Salih said.

He, however, indicated that all the infected people have been taken to the treatment center and are responding to treatment, while investigations are being conducted to identify, isolate, trace contacts and treat all cases.

He also urged residents of the region to remain calm as efforts are being made to contain the spread of both diseases.