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Covid-19: Ashanti Region records 13 new cases within a week to send tally to 62

The Ashanti Region has recorded 13 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the regional tally to 62 from the previous 49.

That is according to latest situation report dated April 18, 2020.

The region as at April 12, had recorded 49 cases with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly on top of the table.

But 13 more cases have since been recorded with  Obuasi accounting  for five of the cases, including that of a 62-year-old woman.

Though Obuasi had only three confirmed cases as at April 12, its cases  increased to eight this week to place 4th on the regional distribution table.

While Oforikrom also recorded three new cases to send its tally to nine, Atwima Nwabiagya North recorded two more cases, taking its tally to four. Suame also had an additional case.

Asokore Mampong municipality is the latest to record its first Covid-19 case.

Kumasi metro and Asokwa municipality top the list of Covid-19 reported case table with 13 cases each, followed by Oforikrom and Obuasi East municipalities with nine and eight cases respectively.

Atwima Nwabiagya North has recorded four Covid-19 cases with Suame, Kwadaso, Bekwai and Ejisu municipalities recording two cases each.

Districts that have recorded a case each are Atwima Kwanwoma, Bosomtwe, Atwima Nwabiagya South, Afigya Kwabre South, Sekyere East and Asokore Mampong municipality.

According to Covid-19 Situation report for Ashanti region, more than half of confirmed cases are males, representing 55 per cent whilst that for females stand at 45 per cent.

Out of 754 contacts listed in the region, 340 of them are said to have completed mandatory 14-day follow-up. It comes as 21,762 samples collected have been tested.

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