Authorities of the Ghana Health Service in the Upper West Region have expressed concerns over the incidence of COVID-19 infections case rising among children in the area.
In a Citi News interview with the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Damien Punguyure on 2nd February 2019, he disclosed , children are also being identified as contacts. So when we collected the samples, we tested and some of them came out as positive. But as we speak, no child below 15 years has been admitted because of COVID-19 because they are generally mild and asymptotic case.
So far eight percent of all the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region are children below the age of nine, hence called on parents to take extreme interest in the safety of their wards.
Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 772 new COVID-19 cases pushing the country’s active case count to 5,515. This was contained in an update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Tuesday, February 2, 2021where it is indicated and announced eight new COVID-19 deaths have been recorded bringing a rise in the death toll to 424.
Ghana since the outbreak of the pandemic has recorded a total of 67,782 infections with 61,843 recoveries.