Bono East: COVID-19 case count increases from one to six

The Bono East region’s COVID-19 case count has seen a sharp rise from one to six cases.

The Bono East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Fred Adomako Boateng who disclosed this in an interview said the five additional cases are as a result of targeted testing the health directorate has been conducting.

He said contact tracing is ongoing and by the close of today, June  2, 2020, they would be able to come out with realistic measures to stop the spread.

The Bono East Region on Thursday the 28th of May 2020 recorded its first case of COVID-19 through a Commercial driver who plies the Atebubu-Kumasi route.

Dr. Adomako Boateng said the Techiman Municipality accounts for five out of the six recorded cases in the region.

He said, contact tracing is ongoing to get in touch with those who came into contact with the infected persons.

He also said the infected persons are currently in isolation.

Dr. Fred Adomako Boateng bemoaned the stigmatization the first case is suffering and called on Ghanaians to stop stigmatizing COVID-19 patients.

By Larry Paa Kwesi Moses |

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