COVID-19 patient in Upper East Region is a pregnant woman - Regional Minister

COVID-19 patient in Upper East Region is a pregnant woman - Regional Minister

- The Regional Minister of the Upper West Region has revealed details about the one confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region

- According to Tangoba Abayage, the minister, the patient is a pregnant woman with no travel history or contact with an infected person

- She also mentions that the patient's close contacts have been identified as 11 and are being followed

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The Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage, has indicated that the patient who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the region is actually a pregnant woman.

A report by Citifmonline confirms that the 33-year-old was diagnosed with novel coronavirus after she went to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital with symptoms of COVID-19 after which her samples were taken to Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research and proved positive.

It is indicated that so far, 11 close contacts of the pregnant woman have been identified and are being followed for the adequate protocols to be carried out.

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Reports also indicated that the patient had no history of travel outside Ghana nor contact with any of the other confirmed COVID-19 patients.

This is rather worrying as it could mean that there have actually been cases in her locality that are yet to be identified since she is the first to have gotten it in the region.

So far, as of April 5, 2020, Ghana has recorded 214 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

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In other news, many Ghanaian users on Twitter have showered very massive praises on the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as the minister celebrated his 38th birthday.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has particularly been on several airwaves with relevant information and regular updates since Ghana recorded its first two cases of the novel coronavirus on March 12, 2020.

Ghanaians showed that they had seen the great works of the minister with some even calling him a future president of the country.

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