Statistics have suggested that the northwest region is victim of the second wave of covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world, as a result of the surge in the denial syndrome paving the way for more infections.
In a release dated Tuesday March 2 2021, signed by Northwest delegate for public Health Dr. Kingsley Che Soh, over 476 covid cases were recorded the previous week, with 108 recoveries and 8 deaths. The release also suggests a total of 919 infected cases presently on treatment in the northwest region with Batibo and Oku health districts corona free in the week.
Going by the release, the number of new covid-19 cases and associated deaths has been increasing since the beginning of 2021. Records of February 27 2021 reveals a total of 2,136 Covid infections, 1120 recoveries and a total of 98 deaths in the region, with a 4.5% ratio dieing after contacting the virus.
The release states in parts that continuous sensitization of the population on the need to respect all Covid 19 barrier measures, is primary.
Dr. Kingsley Che has called on school authorities, regional and divisional public services, the clergy, municipal authorities, media practitioners and the entire northwest population, to mobilize, sensitize and promote the implementation of government anti Covid measures, as a way of combating the new wave of the virus.
He reiterates on the systematic wearing of facemasks, hand washing with soap and running water, at least 1.5 meters social distancing and early covid-19 testing and treatment so as to break its transmission chain.
He also charges the population “monitor for the following Covid 19 symptoms: loss of smell, loss of taste, cough, running nose, fever, body weakness and shortness of breath, and go for testing immediately you notice any of them”
The regional delegate also frowns at miss information on social media and calls on all not to pay attention to such.
“The hospital and health personnel are there for saving lives and not to kill anyone. Covid19 is real. Dial the phone number 233361503 for further information” it reads
By Nai Vonna