Infected construction workers push Eastern Region coronavirus cases to 25

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Region has increased to 25, up from the 15 reported on Friday, making it the region with third highest cases after Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.

The Ghana Health Service in its latest case count released a map showing the regional breakdown of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana.

All the confirmed cases are people working on the Tema-Mpakadan railway -line project and camped at Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.

However, in a situational report, theghanareport.com sighted on Saturday, the Eastern Regional Health Directorate pegged the number of cases at 23.

The report noted that apart from a Ghanaian cook in the camp, the remaining 22 confirmed cases were all Indian expatriates.

The Eastern Region had its first case on March 31 at the AFCON Camp B at Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.

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The situational report signed by the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Alberta Adjebeng Biritwum-Nyarko said the index patient was doing well and being managed on-site under self-quarantine.

In all, 244 contacts were identified on the same site and they were all tested as primary contacts of the index case due to the congregate way in which they live.

“On 9th April 2020, results for 15 positive cases were received bringing the total number of cases to 16 at the camp. On 10th April 2020, additional 7 positive results were received such that the total positive cases at AFCON camp B is 23,” the report said.

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The company has three camps— Camp A in Afienya (GAR);  Camp B in Kpong (ER;) and Camp C in Aperguso ER via Juapong.

Details on Camp A is not available to the Ghana Health Service, but Camp B, the epicentre of the outbreak in the Eastern Region has 245 employees while camp C has about 36 people.

“The total numbers of staff in all three camp sites shall be verified tomorrow. About 26 samples have been taken from staff at Camp C and results are pending.  Information has been received to re-send samples.

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    Prostitutes from the area Heynum, Agormenya, Agorme, Dodowa visit that AFCOM camp regularly to “have fun” with the Indians. In fact, the contact tracing taking place would not find all the persons who have had contact to the positive and suspected cases. As a result, there could be infected persons, being the prostitutes spreading the disease in this area.

  2. Anonymous says

    The confirm cases are all Indian expatriates.Are these Indians are railway contractors .?.not much details here..

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