Four more cases of the new Coronavirus are confirmed in Ghana. This makes a complete of 6 cases as of now.
The development was announced by Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie during a press briefing on the present status of the country at the data Ministry, Sunday, March 15, 2020.
According to him, 2 more cases, after Thursday’s, were confirmed on Friday March 13, 2020 – one from the Ashanti Region and also the other from the Greater Accra Region.
“The first may be a 56-year-old Ghanaian who returned from a visit within the uk on the 4th of March. He stayed within the UK for 10 days. He developed symptoms on the 12th of March and reported to a hospice in Obuasi,” said Dr. Sarkodie.
Samples,in line with Badu Sarkodie, were taken from him and brought to the Kumasi Center for collaborative Research and also the results returned positive.
The second, he noted, is a woman, and a student. She travelled to u. s. of Anerica, stayed there for about 10 days and returned to Ghana on the 10th of March.
On the 13th of March, she started showing symptoms that later were confirmed to be compatible with the suspected case of COVID-19.
Samples were taken, taken to Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Institute and emerged positive.
The fifth and sixth cases were recorded on Saturday, late within the afternoon, from the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research.
According to Dr. Sarkodie, the primary may be a 42-year-old Ghanaian male who returned to Ghana on the 8th of March. He had travelled to Switzerland and UK within the past 14 days.
Symptoms started on the 9th of March and he reported to the hospice on the 14. After samples were tested, it had been confirmed positive.
The second case during this batch was a 41-year-old Ghanaian male. He reported to the Tema General Hospital on the 14th of March with fever and acute disease. He had travelled to Turkey and Germany within the past 14 days. Results from Noguchi came back positive.
Both cases had no symptoms on arrival.
Dr. Badu however assured that every one four cases are stable and under observation. they’re receiving treatment under isolation conditions.
“This brings to a complete of six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, there are not any deaths and this can be the case as at March 14, 2020. All the 6 cases were imported into Ghana” He added.
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