11 month baby and parent test positive for Covid 19 in Wa

An 11 month child has been tested positive for covid – 19 at Wa in the Upper West Region according to health officials.

The mother and father of the infected baby have all tested positive for the viral disease. Reports suggest the three have since been isolated and are currently being treated by for Covid 19.

This is coming barely two weeks after an 11 month baby also tested positive for Covid 19 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Child infections

At least 2, 180 children were infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana between 12 March and 9 November 2020, reveals a survey conducted by a non-governmental organisation, Child Rights International.

The report dubbed: “COVID-19: The State of Children in Ghana”, said the affected children were below 18 years representing 4.43% of the total contraction rate in Ghana.

According to the survey, more girls have contracted COVID-19 as compared to boys since the outbreak of the viral disease in Ghana.

Mortality rate

Launching the report in Accra , Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Kweku Appiah, said the findings show that the mortality rate is higher in boys as compared to that of girls.

The report delves into how the virus has affected children in the areas of education, child protection and socio-economic activities.

It also provides much needed information on child protection cases during the pandemic and how COVID-19 has changed the lives of children.

Fred Dzakpata

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