An additional 13 cases of Monkeypox diseases have been recorded bringing the total number of people who have contracted the disease to 18.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Accra said the 18 cases were detected after a clinical examination of 72 suspected cases on 17th June 2022.
He said the ages of affected persons range between nine months and 41 years and the regions the cases were detected were Greater Accra, Ashanti, Bono, and the Eastern.
“So far, no death has been reported as a result of the virus,” he added.
He said currently, Ghana was dealing with multiple public health emergencies – COVID-19 and Monkeypox as there was an increase in reported cases of COVID-19 across all the regions.
Although the total confirmed cases across the 16 regions now stood at 164,843, unfortunately, people have relaxed their adherence to the COVID – 19 protocols, he lamented
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to observe the protocols to contain the spread of the disease.
Patience Anaadem, ISD