Volta Region has recorded a total of 70 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the Region’s total active cases to 198.

Out of the total active cases, 155 are mild with the death toll at 13. Cumulatively, the region’s case count since April 2020 has risen to 991.

The Deputy Volta Regional Director, in charge of Public Health, Dr Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, speaking to Ghana News Agency, disclosed that the region has 4 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds to help deal with positive cases that might require the services of the Unit.

Dr Djokoto indicated that the Ho Teaching Hospital had an adequate supply of oxygen to provide service to people, who might need oxygen due to their disease.

The Deputy Director said the demand for oxygen in Accra, especially Ridge and Ga East hospital, had increased sharply hence the main reason the public must observe the safety protocols to avoid many from falling victims to the virus.

He said adherence to the health safety protocols was the way to reduce the burden of the pandemic, adding that they are the personal commitments to curbing the spread of the disease.

He advised that reusable nose masks should be disinfected and ironed before used.

The Deputy Volta Regional Director added that “face masks which does not fit to size is a recipe for contracting the virus.”



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