Two persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The figures are part of over 120 suspected cases whose samples were taken for testing, Dailymailgh.com has gathered.
The two victims are reportedly receiving treatment at an isolation facility, while authorities begin an enhanced contact tracing exercise to stop the virus from spreading.
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejura/Sekyedumase, Alhaji Salisu Bamba, had also confirmed the development to reporters.
He said a number of measures have been rolled out to curb the spread of the virus.
“Already we had distributed ‘Veronica buckets’ to households as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus,” the MCE said, adding that: “We are stepping it a bit higher by providing water to market places across the Municipality.”
Markets and stalls at Sekyedumase, Nkwanta, Atekura and other adjoining communities will benefit from the water project.
The Municipality shares boundaries with Atebubu-Amantin Municipal to the northwest, Mampong Municipality to the east, Sekyere South District to the south and the Offinso Municipality to the west.
There are about 85,446 people living in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Municipality with 42,892 males 42,554 females, according to figures at the Ghana Statistical Service.
Alhaji Bamba, who doubles as the Municipal Security Council Chairman, admonished residents to observe all Covid-19 safety protocols to curb the spread of the virus.
“Even though we have a very bad news of two confirmed cases we are working hard to educate residents to stay safe and observe all the safety protocols,” he said.
Covid-19 in Ashanti Region
Ashanti Region has so far recorded 1,062 Covid-19 cases as of May 25, 2020 while 6,808 cases have been recorded countrywide.
Health authorities in the region also said at a press briefing that seven persons have died after testing positive for the virus.
About 25 out of 43 Metropolitan and District Assemblies in the region have recorded cases with Obuasi leading with the highest number of cases.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH