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Cameroon:Pregnant woman who tested positive of COVID-19 gives birth in Bamenda

A pregnant woman who just recovered from the COVID-19 has been delivered of a baby in Bamenda, the Regional Delegate of Public Health of the North West Region, Dr Kingsley Che Soh has said.

The woman was safely delivered of the baby last week after rigorously going through COVID-19 treatment at one of the health facilities in Bamenda, Dr Soh said adding that the mother and baby are doing fine.

The woman was among a group of three pregnant women in Bamenda who have been receiving treatment at the hospital.

According to statistics for the North West Regional Delegation of Public Health, the region has registered 559 cases in 13 out of the 19 health districts, with 328 active cases.

Among the active cases, “72 are being linked to treatment, 256 are currently on treatment with 12 hospitalised (8 on oxygen and 4 admitted for other co-morbidities), 37 in the quarantine centres and 207 being treated at home,” Dr Soh said, adding that 176 persons have recovered and discharged from the treatment centres.

However, 55 persons have died of the pandemic in the region, 18 in the hospital while 37 occurred in the communities.

Published on 05.05.2023

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