- Thirteen health workers of the Asante Bekwai Government Hospital in the Ashanti region have reportedly been quarantined
- The health workers including doctors, nurses and other staff are believed to have had possible direct contact with two patients who tested positive for COVID-19
- The patients are reportedly on admission at the government health facility
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A total number of thirteen staff of the Asante Bekwai Government Hospital in the Ashanti region have reportedly been quarantined after two patients tested positive for COVID-19.
The patients are reportedly on admission at the government health facility.
According to starrfm.com.gh, nurses, doctors and other staff of the Asante Bekwai Government Hospital had possible direct contact with the patients who are receiving medical care at the health facility.
The patients, a 28-year-old man and 56-year-old female, who are both indigenes of Asante Bekwai have no travel history.
Samples of the victims were taken on Monday, April 6, 2020, after they showed symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at the hospital.
YEN.com.gh learned that the two patients tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, April 10, 2020, after blood samples testing at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
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The 28-year-old male who reported to the facility with cough and fever is currently responding to treatment at the Bekwai Government Hospital while 56 years old female has been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
Meanwhile, starrfm.com.gh also reports that another patient who was earlier admitted at Ahmadiyya Muslim Hospital in the Sekyere East district on Monday, April 6, 2020, with signs and symptoms of COVID 19 and later transferred to Effiduase government hospital has tested positive after his blood sample was taken to Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that seven more persons have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Eastern Region.
The seven positive test results were received on April 10, 2020.
This bring the total number of coronavirus cases in the region to 23.
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