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
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.
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