Central region

Central region registers zero cases of Covid-19 for the first time

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

The region has recorded 4,907 cases so far, 98% of which have fully recovered.

Speaking at a press conference in Cape Coast, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health Dr Kwabena Sarpong said the region has currently not recorded any active cases.

“So far we have confirmed 4,907 cases since the beginning when we first registered a case, the majority of those cases have recovered.”

“Unfortunately we also recorded some deaths and at last count our total number of deaths was 31 and that excludes other deaths that have occurred that we have not yet validated… but we need to validate these deaths before we can add to the count of 31.

“As I speak to you, we don’t have any active cases in any of our districts, Cape Coast, Assin Fosu and Efutu have traditionally been the district with a relatively high number of cases. We don’t have any active cases in any of our districts, ”he said.

The number of deaths in the Region now stands at 31 with other deaths yet to be confirmed.

Dr Sarpong said the region currently has five testing centers, including one in Kasoa, Effutu, Apam, Assin Fosu and two in Cape Coast to test sick and suspected cases.

According to the Central Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Akosua Agyeiwah-Sarpong, more than 400,000 people in the region have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

She urged people in the region to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to gain herd immunity.

The government aims to immunize 20 million people by the end of the year.