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U/W: 45 dead as meningitis cases hit 315

45 persons have died from cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the Upper West Region.

The number of confirmed cases increased to 315 from 273 reported on April 15.

This means 42 new cases have been confirmed.

Deputy Health Minister Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye who led a team of health experts to the region made the announcement when he spoke on Joy News’ Beyond the Lockdown on Sunday.

He added, however, that there are only five active cases and four are in stable condition.

Dr. Okoe Boye debunked reports that government had only focused its attention on fighting the Corona virus. He said government is giving equal attention to the fight against CSM because it is novel as well.

“The type we were dealing with is not known to cause outbreaks,” he said.

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