Ghana’s number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 6,269 from as 173 new cases are recorded according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The increase, per the GHS update, is attributed to new cases found in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions.
The Service’s website on May 20, 2020, also announced that 125 patients recovered from the virus since the last count bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,898.
The number of deaths however remain at 31.
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The Volta Region has witnessed an increase in positive coronavirus case counts from 34 to 41.
A female health worker stationed at the theatre department of the Ho Teaching Hospital is reported to be among the seven new cases recorded.
She tested positive for the virus after her samples was sent to the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho.
She reported at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital with symptoms of flu and slight sore throat.
This informed a decision by the HTH administration to temporally shut down the theatre for disinfection. While three other colleagues who work with the infected staff are directed to self-quarantine.
Reports indicated the infected staff had no contact with a patient who died few days after testing positive for coronavirus, leading to the disinfection of the Accident and Emergency Department and quarantine of some 39 staff who participated in treating the deceased.
The Public Relations
officer of HTH, Amos Jah who confirmed the news and indicated the infected
staff is “responding to treatment”, adding the theatre would be opened for
operations on Tuesday. However, there is fear and
panic among staffs at the theatre, hence, their plea on management to suspend
elective surgeries to help prevent a possible spread of the virus at the
Hohoe municipality has recorded three more cases, while Akatsi South District,
Ketu South and Kpando Municipalities recorded a case each. A case earlier
recorded in the Kpando Municipality resulted in a fatality being the second
COVID-19 death in the Volta Region. However,
28 infected persons have fully recovered and discharged from the isolation
centre, pegging active cases at 11.
Credit: myjoy online
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