COVID-19: Specialist doctor at Ridge Hospital tests positive for coronavirus

COVID-19: Specialist doctor at Ridge Hospital tests positive for coronavirus

A specialist doctor who works at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as the Ridge Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus.

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The doctor is said to have returned to Ghana from South Africa where he attended a medical conference.

This makes the case an imported one. He is now under self-quarantine.

A release from the Ridge Hospital sighted by mentioned that the confirmation of the virus came after the doctor underwent a 14-day self-mandatory quarantine prior to the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi.

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He is said to be doing well.

“A Specialist doctor with the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge is under self-quarantine after returning into the country from South Africa prior to the partial lockdown. The doctor who left Ghana to attend a medical conference has tested positive for COVID19. This came to the fore after he had undergone the two weeks of mandatory self-quarantine. The COVID-19 team has since been taking care of him at the self-quarantine centre and he is currently doing well,” hospital authorities said.

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“Management wants to state categorically that the case was not locally transmitted but rather imported from the South,” the statement said.

COVID-19: Specialist doctor at Ridge Hospital tests positive for coronavirus
Press release from management of Ridge Hospital
Source: Original

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However, management of the hospital says no other frontline staff has currently tested positive as safety measures have been put in place to ensure that no staff member is affected.

Currently, Ghana's total case count for Coronavirus increased to 205 with five deaths and three recoveries.

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According to news on the Ghana Health Service website, this particular case has no travel history or contact with any confirmed case in Ghana.

The Upper East region becomes the sixth region to be affected by the outbreak in Ghana.

Despite the recently recorded case in the Upper West Region, the Greater Accra Region still leads all 16 regions with the most number of confirmed cases.


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