BY: Lambert Atsivor | Voltaonlinegh.com |
One person has tested positive to the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Volta region, bringing the regional tally to 10 out of the current 1042 cases nationwide.
Volta Online understands the patient is a male resident of Ho, who had his sample confirmed last Saturday, April 17, 2020 after he was suspected of the disease at the Ho Teaching Hospital.
According to information gathered, the patient prior to testing positive was under self-quarantine at home but has since been moved to the treatment centre of the hospital.
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He is however said not to be a known contact of any of the previous confirmed cases. Officials have since begun tracing of his contacts in earnest.
Meanwhile, 99 persons have so far recovered fully from the virus in the country with nine deaths recorded.
- The Region on Sunday, Sunday April 11, 2020 confirmed its first set of nine COVID-19 cases.
- Six of them were travelers who illegally entered the country at Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality, where they arrested and put under mandatory quarantine for 14-day.
- Two were confirmed at the Hohoe Government Hospital.
- They include a 22-year old pregnant woman who travelled to Hohoe from Ashaiman to deliver with her mother, and a 32-year old man who also traveled to the area from Tema about 2 weeks ago.
- The single case in Ho, the Regional capital involves a 48-year old Ghanaian, who returned to Ho from Accra and 12 days after, developed the symptoms.
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