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GHS probes high number of COVID-19 infections among health workers

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it is evaluating why a lot more health workers are testing positive for COVID-19 in the country.

Health workers have consistently complained about inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which heightens their risk of infections in their line of duty.

Last week, for instance, the Western Region reportedly had 43 health workers testing positive; while the Eastern and Ashanti Regions have recorded 15 and 30 cases respectively.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, says although the health workers are categorized as being at high risk, it is possible some may have contracted the disease within their communities.

Ghana’s case count of the novel coronavirus stands at 6,808. Out of this number, 2,070 have recovered and 32 have passed away.



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