15 people confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Eastern Region

15 people confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Eastern Region

- 15 people have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in the Eastern Region, sending the total number of cases in the region to 16

- It is indicated that all the patients are workers of the Afcons Infrastructure Limited

- One of the workers had returned from his home country and confirmed positive after which enhanced testing was carried out on all the workers

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A total of 15 additional workers of Afcons Infrastructure Limited in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

In a news report by Citifmonline.com, the region is still expecting some extra results from Noguchi Memorial Institute for medical research.

It is indicated that all of the infected persons are all Indian expatriates and that the identity of the remaining one is yet to be ascertained, which brings the total number of cases in the region currently to 16.

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The first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the Eastern region at the Lower Manya Krobo municipality about one week earlier, forcing medical officers to conduct the test on the patient's contacts.

The patient, an Indian working with Afcons Infrastructure Limited, was reported to have returned to the country a few days ago after he visited his home country.

This accounts for the testing that revealed 15 people from the same company being positive for the novel coronavirus, just like the returnee.

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So far, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana is 378 with six total deaths so far.

In another news report, four new people have died from the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis in the Upper West Region of Ghana as the total number of deaths now hits a whopping 37 in the region alone.

According to a news report by CitiFM, the total number of people who are currently confirmed to have the medical condition nears 250 in the Upper West Region alone.

It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh reported days ago that more than 200 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis have been recorded in Ghana with 33 Ghanaians confirmed dead in the Upper West Region alone as country battles COVID-19.

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