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General News of Friday, 22 May 2020

Source: GNA

Ho Municipal Hospital shuts OPD for disinfection after two new coronavirus cases

The OPD and Emergency Unit of the Hospital have been closed The OPD and Emergency Unit of the Hospital have been closed

The Ho Municipal Hospital has recorded two cases of the Coronavirus disease, Dr. Lawrence Kumi, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital confirmed to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday.

He said the two cases were detected through routine surveillance and that they were receiving care at the Volta Regional COVID19 isolation and treatment centre.

Dr. Kumi said the Out Patient Department (OPD) and the Emergency Unit of the Hospital had been shutdown for disinfection.

He said the OPD would be opened on Saturday, May 23, 2020 but the Emergency Unit would remain shut until the first week in June.

The Medical Superintendent said some staff of the facility were asked to self-quarantine whilst they awaited test results.

With the newly recorded cases, the Region's case count jumps to 45 with 28 recoveries and two deaths.

The Regional capital, Ho, now has eight COVID19 positive cases as of Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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