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 Ninety-seven (97) health workers in the Ashanti Region have contracted the Coronavirus in line of duty according to the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate.

This was revealed in a media briefing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Giving the breaking down of the total infections, the Deputy Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Ofori Yeboah detailed that out of the number, 47 are nurses, 14 recoveries and 82 active cases.

One medical superintendent with the Kwadaso SDA Hospital, Dr. Owusu Boateng have succumbed to the virus.

One medical superintendent with the Kwadaso SDA Hospital, Dr. Owusu Boateng have succumbed to the virus.

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“A number of health workers have also been affected. As you can see, Ashanti Region, currently 97 health workers have also contracted the disease. Unfortunately, we have lost one them. Having said that, 14 have recovered and 82 are under treating. We are keeping an eye on them,” Dr. Ofori Yeboah announced.

The Ashanti Region now has 2403 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 38 deaths and 778 recoveries.

The Ashanti Region now has 2403 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 38 deaths and 778 recoveries.

Ashanti Regional Health Director Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang further revealed at the news conference that all the treatment centers in the region are currently full.

He also expressed worry over how residents in the region are disregarding COVID-19 safety protocols.

He warns there could be a increase in COVID-19-related deaths if the public continue to disregard the protocols.

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