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Current Issue - GWER Volume 6 Week 24 ( 20th June, 2021 )

SUMMARY OF PRIORITY DISEASES AND EVENTS - WEEK 24, 2021 In Week 24, the total all-cause notifiable disease morbidity (as per IDSR Weekly Summary Reporting Form) was 3,587 with one death from Neonatal Tetanus. Acute watery diarrhoea in persons above 5 years and Influenza-like Illnesses contributed 93 % to the notifiable diseases’ caseload during the week
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In this issue

  • ** Eastern and Volta regions fail to achieve the annualized Non-Polio AFP rate of 3.0 per 100,000 population less than 15 years
  • ** Wa East hits alert threshold for Meningitis
  • ** Situational Updates on COVID-19 Outbreak in Ghana 14 – 20 June, 2021

In Week 24, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases recorded was 95,259 from all 16 regions in the country. There were 1,317 active COVID-19 cases by the end of the week. The number of cases detected through both enhanced and routine surveillance are shown in Figure 1 and Table 1. Since the re-opening of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in week 38, a total of 1,838 COVID-19 cases have been recorded at the airport.


  • A total of 1,347 suspected cases of influenza-like illnesses were reported during the week with no death through the IDSR weekly reporting [Table 2]. Laboratory samples were sent from sentinel sites to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) for testing.
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