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The Central Region has become the first region in the country to record zero cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The region has so far recorded 4,907 out of which 98% of the number have recovered.

Speaking at a media briefing in Cape Coast, deputy regional director of public health, Dr Kwabena Sarpong said the death toll in the region now stands at 31.

“So far we have confirmed 4,907 cases from the beginning when we first recorded a case, the majority of these cases have recovered.”

“Unfortunately, we have recorded some deaths as well and at the last count, our total death stood at 31 and this excludes other deaths that came in that we are yet to validate… but we have to validate those deaths before we can add to the count of 31.”

“So as I speak today, we do not have any active cases in any of our districts, Cape Coast, Assin Fosu and Efutu have traditionally been the district’s recording relatively high number of cases. But as I speak today, we do not have any active cases in any of our districts,” he said.

Dr Sarpong said currently the region has five testing centres which is still embarking on tests for both sick and suspected cases.

Central Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Akosua Agyeiwah-Sarpong revealed that over 400,000 people in the Central Region have received at least one dose out of the 1.7 million targeted number to achieve herd immunity.

She admonished residents to avail themselves for vaccination against COVID-19.


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