Covid 19: Rate of death among re-infected patients alarming says GMA

Dr Titus Beyuo , Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, GMA has described the rate at which people who are being re-infected with the Covid 19 are dying as alarming.

Speaking to Nana Yaa Mensah on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday, Dr Beyuo said the rate at which persons are being re-infected has recently seen an upsurge.

“As you can see the mortality is also going up, if you check on their website, at the very last time we were like 350 around 15 January now we have about 367, its just a pretty not very good situation let me put it that way and is a caution to us that the situation as mentioned by the President is getting out of hand and we all must play our part,” Dr Beyuo said.

He added “If you are having the disease, even if we are getting 1,000 cases a day and they are all mild cases asymptomatic from the community is bad but it is not as bad as about 600 people coming in daily, but what we can obviously see is that the number of deaths is going up which is worrying.”

“And another worrying trend is that we are getting some reinfections, with this huge number of being infected and being treated and being discharged, we are getting people who were well treated and discharge, and all of a sudden, they come back and they die”

Dr Beyuo said so far over 350 doctors have been infected with covid 19 since the outbreak of the viral disease in March 2020 with some losing their lives.

Covid 19 Update

At least 679 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed taking Ghana’s active cases to 3, 286, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is reporting.

Total number of confirmed cases since now stands at 60, 794, as at 20 January 2021 .

Six more individuals have passed on increasing the death toll to 367 since the last update, reports the official GHS website.

Officially, 57, 141 recoveries have been recorded.

Regional cases

Greater Accra Region – 34,740

Ashanti Region – 11,687

Western Region – 3,270

Eastern Region – 2,704

Central Region – 2,215

Volta Region – 848

Bono East Region – 796

Western North Region – 689

Bono Region – 645

Northern Region – 620

Ahafo Region – 537

Upper East Region – 502

Oti Region – 244

Upper West Region – 152

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 25

Fred Dzakpata

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