Health

Covid-19 “wahala”; Kumasi youth still testing positive,safety protocol abused

The high rate of coronavirus infection among youth in Ashanti region has not recorded any significant drop as confirmed cases are still peaking.

Health officials have announced that infection is still high among those within the formative years more than adults.
A high number of youth who fall within 20 to 29 years according to the Regional Health Directorate are testing positive for covid-19 and accounts for over 50 percent of all the confirmed cases they have at the moment.


So far, 49 youth who fall within the abovementioned age bracket have tested positive for the virus.
11 teenagers specifically those aged 19 have tested positive and that 32 residents between 30-39 years have also tested positive for the deadly infection.

ADULTS

26 adults aged between 40-49 have been gripped by the virus, 50-59 years 24 cases 1 death, 60-69 years 15 cases 1 death, 70-79 years 3 cases 1 death and 85+years 2 cases 1 death.

Addressing the media during a press briefing, Dr. Yaw Ofori Yeboah-Deputy Director (Public Health), pointed out that the high score on positive tests among youth in the region suggests that young people are mingling and perhaps are not adhering to all the safety precautions that officials and the media have been preaching.

Following the level of non-compliance to health protocols such as social distancing, wearing of nose mask, regular hand washing with soap under running water, application of hand rub sanitizers etcds, Dr. Yeboah called on health professionals to target the youth vis-à-vis sensitization on covid-19.

By Enock Akonnor; Editor-in-chief

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