Infection among health workers spiral to 124

By Atem James Kuir

The number of health workers infected with Covid-19 has risen to 124 after 9 more cases were registered last week.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Dr. Angelo Goup Thon, the Chief of Operations for COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health said the latest cases composed of health staff from both public and private hospitals.

The new cases came up after the Ministry decentralized COVID-19 testing.

“After we decentralized the testing, we have seen most of the cases coming from the States, so I would want to say that the number of infected health workers have now increased after we have seen new nine (9) cases last week.

So if we add to the existing data, then we would have a total of 124 infected health workers in the country,” Dr. Angelo said.

Dr. Angelo added that the new infections comprise of both male and female healthcare personnel from different health institutions across the country.

Previously, the number of health workers diagnosed with coronavirus across the country stood at 115.

In August, the Ministry of Health reported that 78 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus, the highest number recorded in a month for that category.

One fatality was registered among health workers in July.

Until Sunday 20th September, the health authorities have not reported increase in infection among the health care providers since August.

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