COVID-19: Western Region Records 4 New Cases

Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has confirmed that his region has recorded four new cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to him, although the new cases were imported, this calls for concern among residents in the Constituency.

Addressing Journalists, he said "“We have a case at Agona Nkwanta [in Ahanta West Municipal Assembly], one in Effia Kwesimentstim Municipal, one in Mpohor District and one at Ellembelle District. And like I keep saying, the virus is with us, so we must find innovative ways to manage it. One of the luckiest things I’ve realized is that most of our cases are imported, and so it is our responsibility to make sure it does not spread into the communities.”

He added the four new cases has increased the counts to 13.

Hon. Mensah tasked residents in the region to adhere to the directives from President Akufo-Addo and the guidelines from the Ghana Health Service to ensure the spread reduces in the region.

He hinted that the Region is boosting its testing capacities to help deal with cases. “For us, we are trying our best to be ahead of the virus meaning that we have to test more so that we can quickly isolate any case and treat. The medical team are ready to help us in that direction. What is left now is for all of us to be careful about what we do. So, we will continue to stress that we all adhere strictly to the safety protocols” he outlined.

In other developments, a Bio-Safety Level 3 Laboratory located in the Western Region Veterinary Services Department says all is set to begin testing of samples of Covid-19 starting May 4. is learning that about 300 samples will be used as a starter before the numbers are increased.

Background As it stands, Ghana's case counted stands at 2,719 recorded with 294 recoveries and 18 deaths. Greater Accra Region has the highest number of cases, 1,852; Ashanti Region has 117, Eastern Region stands at 87, Central Region, 21, Oti Region still stands at 19, Upper East Region, 19, Volta Region has 16, 13 for Northern Region, 10 for Upper West Region, 9 for Western Region, Western North Region has 4 and North East Region has 2 cases to its credit. Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith