Volta Region: Over 1,000 Persons Infected With Covid-19 In Just One Month

More than one thousand residents in the Volta region have been infected with the delta variant in the past four weeks as the country continues to fight the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Volta Region: Over 1,000 Persons Infected With Covid-19 In Just One Month

More than one thousand residents in the Volta region have been infected with the delta variant in the past four weeks as the country continues to fight the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The region’s case count in the past four weeks is about 27 percent of the cumulative three thousand, eight hundred and fifty-two cases.

The surge in cases, according to the Volta Regional Deputy Director of the Ghana Health Service in charge of Public Health, Dr. Senanu Djokoto is a result of the public’s disregard for the Covid-19 protocols and low vaccination coverage in the region.

Volta region is one of the areas identified as a hotspot for the spread of the pandemic.

Currently, the region has 241 active cases with the Ho Municipality leading with a total of 164, Kpando with 38, Ketu South and North with 11 cases each, and South Tongu with 10.

While North Dayi has three active cases, South Dayi and Central Tongu Districts have two cases each.

Due to the fast infection rate in the region, the Regional Public Health Emergency Management Committee at a recent meeting issued a communique directing stakeholders in all 18 Municipal and District Assemblies to reactivate and strictly enforce the Covid-19 protocols using local task forces.

So far, 50 persons have succumbed to the disease while four other persons are currently in critical condition in the region.

Though the infection rate in schools in the region is said to have gone down in the past few days, stakeholders in the region are urging the public not to let down their guard in the fight against the pandemic.