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General News of Thursday, 23 April 2020


Bolgatanga pregnant coronavirus patient tests negative

File photo: The pregnant woman tested negative after weeks of treatment File photo: The pregnant woman tested negative after weeks of treatment

The first COVID-19 patient in the Upper East region, a 33-year-old pregnant woman has tested negative for the virus after weeks of treatment at the treatment center in Bolgatanga.

Upper East Regional Minister Tangoba Abayage who confirmed this to said though her second test turned out negative after weeks of management, the mandatory last test is expected to be conducted to declare her fully recovered.

After this, she is expected to be discharged to reunite with her family.

The patient, a resident of Bolgatanga tested positive for the novel Corona Virus, making the first case to be recorded in the region.

Having visited the maternity unit of the Bolgatanga regional hospital, management of the hospital subsequently closed down the unit for decontamination.

The Upper East Region has so far recorded eight cases of the novel coronavirus with one death.

Two Health Workers in the region are among the 8 persons who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus according to the Regional Health Directorate.

The two gathered, are staff of the Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga who came into close contact with the first case recorded at the facility on April 3 involving 30 weeks pregnant 33-year-old resident of Bolgatanga

A situational report by the Upper East Regional Health Directorate on COVID-19 stated that “Two (2) of the new cases are health care workers.”

The Upper East region as of April 16, 2020 had recorded additional four (4) new cases bringing the total number to eight (8) with one death.

The deceased, a 52-year-old woman from Mazema, a Community in the Bawku Municipality died a day after her samples were taken for testing which turned out positive.

She visited the Presbyterian Hospital in Bawku on the 7th April with fever, difficulty in breathing, coughing, running nose, diarrhoea and muscular joint pains.