The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Tano South, Mr Collins Offinam Takyi, has confirmed that, the Ahafo Region has recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus.
According to him, “it is very unfortunate for a new region with low infrastructure deficit recorded a deadly case like this”.
He confirmed the news to BATV News, saying “Yes, Ahafo region has recorded a case at Derma but the victim is not from the region,a student and came from Obuasi in the Ashante region,”
“All that those contacted with the victim have been quarantined waiting for necessary steps to take ahead”.
Meanwhile, Ahafo Regional Health Director Dr Boakye Boateng in an interview confirmed it and said the case is an imported case from Obuasi East who visited his natives at Derma in the Tano South Municipality.
Ghana,s cases according information on the Ghana Health Service’s official website, stands at 5408 with 24 deaths,
Meanwhile, 514 persons, have recovered after contracting the virus.
Below is the regional breakdown;
(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)
Greater Accra Region – 4,147
Ashanti Region – 726
Central Region – 192
Eastern Region – 99
Western Region – 61
Western North Region – 56
Volta Region – 34
Upper East Region – 26
Oti Region – 24
Upper West Region – 21
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1
Savannah Region – 0
Bono East Region – 0