Eastern Region has recorded fifteen (15) new confirmed cases of Coronavirus bringing the total number to sixteen (16) persons tested positive in the region
The 15 additional cases confirmed on April 9, 2020, are among the 244 quarantined contacts in AFCON Construction Company in Lower Manya Krobo where an Indian ex-pat working on Tema to Akosombo railway project tested Positive on March 31, 2020.
All 16 persons tested Positive have been quarantined.
The new confirmed cases are among the 65 new cases announced by the government sending the national tally to 378.
The Eastern Regional Health Directorate on April 9, 2020, announced that it had submitted a total of 373 samples of suspected Coronavirus cases in the region to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research awaiting results.
Out of the number, 244 samples were taken from contacts connected to Indian expatriate tested positive of COVID-19 in Lower Manya Krobo Municipality. Three are also persons who had contact with a person tested Positive in the Upper East Region.
“The region has one (1) confirmed COVID- 19 case which was imported. The case was confirmed on 31st March 2020. The confirmed case is in stable condition and responding to treatment. He is being managed successfully at home under strict isolation. The total number of contacts linked to the confirmed case and successfully traced are 244. They are all monitored daily. Their samples have been sent to Noguchi for testing as required by the enhanced surveillance protocol. We await results”. A statement issued by the Regional Health Director, Dr, Alberta Biritwum Nyarko stated.
Source: Mybrytfmonline/Obed Ansah