BY: Daniel Orlando | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Ketu North Municipality has become the tenth in the Volta region to confirm the COVID-19 pandemic with one death and five active cases.
All six cases were confirmed from the same family, one of whom fell sick in Tema and travelled home for treatment, a statement from the MCE, Mr. Anthony Avorgbedor on Thursday, June 4, 2020 indicated.
According to the release, the sick person was a 28-year old man, who arrived in the municipality on Friday May 29, 2020 and was subsequently referred to the Ketu South Municipal Hospital at Aflao, where he was suspected of the COVID-19.
His sample was then taken to UHAS Testing Centre in Ho but he unfortunately passed on the same day before the result came out as positive on June 1, 2020.
Health officials inform the family and samples of 18 members who came into contact with the deceased were taken for testing, of which five of them turned out positive of COVID-19, the release stated.
The Municipal Health authorities have since began tracing of contact of the five persons, as the Assembly urges the general public to remain calm and adhere to all the preventive protocol in order to prevent further spread, the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, the Volta region as at May 31, 2020 has recorded 84 COVID-19 cases in nine districts with 35 recoveries and two deaths.