- The Child Health Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has shut down some units after a child died of coronavirus
- The boy was admitted at the facility with an unknown ailment but was later reported to have exhibited signs of rabies
- The hospital, however, decided to take his sample for COVID-19 testing after the mother of the deceased boy, denied knowledge of the boy ever being bitten by a dog
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh has revealed that three units at the Child Health Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have been shut down after a child died of the novel coronavirus.
The Emergency, Neo-Natal, Intensive Care and Pediatric units have been closed down to curtail the spread of the disease.
According to a report filed by theghanareport, as reported by JoyNews, the boy was admitted at the facility with an unknown ailment but was later reported to have exhibited signs of rabies which is mostly spread to humans from the saliva of infected animals.
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The hospital, however, decided to take his sample for COVID-19 testing after the mother of the deceased boy, denied knowledge of her son ever being bitten by a dog.
According to Joy News, the coronavirus results of the little boy took a while to be made available.
The report also stated that during the period of his admission at the hospital, he was put on a ventilator while awaiting his results.
At the time his results finally came in, the boy had passed on. The results showed the boy had tested positive for the virus.
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In other news, a female patient at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, health officials have confirmed.
However, the national treatment centre in Accra refused to admit her because of her mental status.
The situation is causing concern about protection for other patients and staff, according to Human Rights Watch.
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