There is a clinically suspected case of Coronavirus at St. Joseph Hospital in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.
Information on the patient is very scanty but mybrytfmonline.com can confirm that the patient showed signs and symptoms related to Covid-19 hence has been quarantined while the sample has been collected and sent to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research on March 30, 2020, for testing.
The incident has created fear and panic among Health workers particularly Nurses at the facility because they lack Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to work making them more vulnerable to be exposed to the virus infection.
Mybrytfmonline.com has also gathered that test results for a suspected case at Providence Hospital also known as Akpaloo Hospital at Abogiri near Adweso in Koforidua, is negative. The patient who was on quarantined has been discharged.
Twenty-three (23) out of 24 samples of clinically suspected cases of Covid-19 in the Eastern Region have tested negative, according to the Eastern Regional Directorate of Ghana Health Service’s latest update on March 29, 2020.
The number is out of a total of 27 clinically suspected cases recorded in the region.
Meanwhile, four (4) contacts have been traced out of which three (3) samples collected yet to be tested, the other has returned to Accra.
The Regional Health Directorate is also tracking 32 returnees out of which sample of two identified have been taken but yet to be tested.
At the National level, Ghana has recorded 152 confirmed cases of coronavirus with five (5) fatalities as of March 29, 2020.
President of Ghana Akufo-Addo on Friday night of March 27, 2020, announced partial lockdown of the Nation’s Capital-Accra and Parts of Ashanti Region as an enhanced measure to prevent increasing community spread having closed down all Borders -Land, sea and Air space.
The lockdown took effect last night.
Source: Mybrytfmonline/Obed Ansah