Korle Bu records 2nd suspected Coronavirus case; investigations prove otherwise

Korle Bu records 2nd suspected Coronavirus case; investigations prove otherwise

- Ghana has recorded a second suspected case of Coronavirus after a lady showed symptoms

- The USA-based Ghanaian was at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for a procedure

- She exhibited a high grade of fever and was immediately quarantined

- Her samples have been taken to The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for further checks

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that a second suspected case of COVID-19 or Coronavirus has been recorded at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The reports had it that a Ghanaian woman based in USA was in the country to undergo a certain procedure at the health facility.

Preliminary tests run on her showed that she had a high-grade fever and was immediately quarantined for further investigations.

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Her samples were sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) for investigation.

The woman is said to have returned from the United States of America to Ghana for a medical procedure.

The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie said in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM that the suspected patient reported to the KBTH on Thursday afternoon, MArch 5, 2020.

“Yesterday, information reached us in the evening that there is a suspected case in Korle Bu and tests have been taken to know exactly what it is. Indeed, it is suspected to be COVID-19 and samples have been taken and sent to Noguchi Memorial Institute.

I have been informed that they are actively working on it so we are waiting for the report. This person is a Ghanaian citizen who was living outside the country and has come to the country for a medical procedure,” he said.

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He said Noguchi is expected to complete the tests on the latest case by close of day.

This is the second time the KBTH is recording a suspected case of the deadly disease. The first one which involved two Chinese nationals tested negative after examination and testing by the Noguchi Medical Research Institute.

However, reports coming in following the suspicion is that the samples turned out negative for the deadly virus.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) had earlier said 33 suspected cases of Coronavirus in Ghana had all tested negative. This one adds up to the number to make it 34.

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