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General News of Thursday, 11 June 2020

Source: 3 News

Coronavirus: First case in Ahafo is ambulance driver who carried patient

Ahafo Region became the final region to record a case of coronavirus in Ghana after a 38-year-old man was confirmed positive.

As a result of the latest confirmation, Ghana has now officially recorded a case in each of the 16 regions.

The patient is said to be an ambulance driver who transported a patient to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) on Thursday, May 21.

The driver and health workers aboard did not know the status of the patient sent to KATH.

It was on Monday, May 25 that the patient was confirmed Covid-19 positive.

“Nineteen staff who came into contact with the patient together the ambulance driver was contacted and tested,” the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said on Thursday, June 11.

He was placed under self-quarantine and the second test at the end of the process came out as positive.

He is currently at Goaso Hospital and said to be stable and asymptomatic.

The other health staff, however, tested negative in both their first and second testing.

The Ahafo Region case adds to the national tally since the disease was first recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

Out of a national total of 10,358, Greater Accra has the highest with 6,642 cases.

So far, 240,204 tests have been conducted and a majority of the confirmed cases have been from contact tracing.

The positivity rate is at 4.31 per cent.

Aside Ahafo Region, adjoin Bono Region and Savannah Region have one cases each.

But Bono East Region has recorded 13 cases.

Find the regional breakdown in ascending order below:

Greater Accra Region – 6,642

Ashanti Region – 1,799

Western Region – 778

Central Region – 539

Eastern Region – 198

Volta Region – 162

Western North Region – 74

Oti Region – 47

Upper East Region – 42

Northern Region – 37

Upper West Region – 22

Bono East Region – 13

North East Region – 2

Savannah Region – 1

Bono Region – 1

Ahafo Region – 1

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