Just in: Suspected case of COVID-19 detected in Paga after Ghana records 21 cases and 1 death

Just in: Suspected case of COVID-19 detected in Paga after Ghana records 21 cases and 1 death

A suspected Coronavirus case has been detected at Paga in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.

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The suspected case was discovered on Saturday, March 21, 2020, by health workers at the Nakolo Clinic.

Health authorities at Paga are making efforts to find out more details about the COVID-19 case.

Disclosing details of the latest suspected case to ghanaweb.com, the District Director of Health Service, Hypolite Yeleduor, said the suspected sufferer came to the Nakolo Clinic from a nearby village close to the border on the side to Burkina Faso to seek health care.

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Hypolite Yeleduor said the workers, after admitting the patient noticed symptoms similar to Coronavirus and detained him for further observation.

He said further interrogations revealed that the man joined a attended a funeral home and later got sick.

This raised fears he might have been infected with the COVID-19 there.

According to Hypolite Yeleduor, health authorities at the regional level have been duly informed about the case and samples would soon be transported for tests in Accra.

He added that some other samples have also been sent to the regional hospital for testing for other suspected conditions.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo has announced an update on recent enhanced measures taken by the government against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

On Sunday, Mach 15, 2020, the president outlined new measures to deal to with rise of the number of infected persons in the country which had increased from the first two recorded cases to six. The number of COVID-19 infected persons stand at 21 with the country recording its first coronavirus death on March 21, 2020.

This is the third time in the last 10 days that the president has given an update on the progress on the country’s fight against the coronavirus.

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