COVID-19 cases surge in the North West, Health Delegate cautions





The second wave of the nouvelle coronavirus pandemic that hit the world since February 2021 is fast becoming more deadly than expected. 


In Cameroon, particularly the North West Region it is fast spreading. In a recent communique by the Regional Delegate of Public Health Dr Kingsley Che Soh it was made clear that over 476 persons have been infected with the coronavirus within the past week,  108 recoveries, 919 presently undergoing treatment and 8 associated deaths. 


Dr Kingsley Che Soh Regional, has therefore advised School  Authorities, Regional and Divisional heads, Public services, the Clergy, Media Professionals and the population of the North West region to avoid Misinformation on social media during this wave. 

"The hospital and health personnel are there to save lives and not to kill anyone." Dr Kingsley reiterates

 
Several barrier measures have been put in place by the World Health Organisation, WHO and the government of Cameroon like the systematic wearing of face mask, hand washing with soap and running water and maintaining a distance of atleast 1.5m in order curb its spread    
  
The population have been called upon to notify health personnels incase of the following signs and symptoms, loss of smell, loss of taste, cough, running nose ,fever,  headache, body weakness and shortness of breath. 

General statistics as at February 27 2021, indicates a total 2136 persons have been infected with COVID-19,  1120 and a total of 97 deaths, giving a ratio of 4.5% who die after contracting the virus 


It should be noted that a total of 919 patients were on COVID-19 treatment last week within the Bamenda Health District, recording the highest number of coronavirus cases on treatment in the region 


So far only Batibo and Oku Health Districts are yet to record a single case of COVID-19  in the course of the week just ending

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Fomusoh Rachel

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