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10 out of 83 children tested positive for Covid-19 in January – KCCR.

Ten out of 83 children tested positive for Covid-19 at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in January.

A virologist at KCCR Dr. Michael Owusu made the revelation in an interview on Akoma FM’s morning show GhanAkoma last week.

“All the 83 samples taken in January were within the years of 0 and 12 and all the cases were routine cases referred to our facility from various hospitals”. He explained.

Dr. Michael Owusu told host Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin that “almost all the cases were symptomatic, meaning they showed a bit of fever, cough and other symptoms. This means the new variant unlike the old one is more radical, making almost all cases being asymptomatic.”

He then said there is a surge in the Covid-19 cases because we are moving from Mild to Severe symptoms since there is a new variant.

“we are moving from the mild symptoms to the severe symptoms of the new variant which may overwhelm our health facilities if proper measures are not swiftly taken”.

“When the average cases we are recording daily double, then the calls for lockdown and further restrictions may be in line.”