Kasoa located in the Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly has so far recorded two positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Municipal Chief Executive, Michael Mensah, has revealed.
The victims are all residents of the locality. However, they tested positive of the virus in Accra.
One of the victims is a health professional while the other is an Immigration Officer who works at the Kotoka International Airport.
Of the two cases, that of the Immigration Officer is the most recent one, according to the Municipal Chief Executive.
Interacting with Kasoa-based Pink FM monitored by Kasapafmonline.com on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Mr. Mensah, said with the two cases at hand, the Assembly is leaving no stone unturned to enhance its contact-tracing mechanisms in order to test all the people the victims have had contact with.
When asked why the test cases were done and confirmed in Accra and referred to Kasoa, Mr. Mensah said “that was the appropriate thing to do because of the level of interaction between Kasoa and Accra”.
“If somebody is tested positive in Accra but stays in Kasoa, you cannot diagnose such a person in Accra without notifying the authorities in Kasoa in the sense that where that person stays, there must be a radius where all those people that the person interacts with must be tested. That is how we deal with epidemic situations”, he noted.
Ghana’s case count of those infected with the coronavirus has reached 1, 154, from an initial 1, 042 with 120 recoveries. An additional number of 1,021 persons are said to be well and responding to treatment, according to latest statistics released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).