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General News of Friday, 24 April 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Northern Region records two new coronavirus cases

The Northern Region has recorded some two new cases of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) bringing the total number of cases in the region to 13.

Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. John B Eleeza, who confirmed this said their cases were confirmed when they visited health facilities voluntarily in the metropolis for screening.

The two patients; a male and female, both residents of Tamale who have no travel history had their samples taken to the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research (KCCR) and tested positive.

They both have since been receiving treatment at the COVID-19 Treatment Center at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

According to Dr. Eleeza, contact tracing has begun to identify all persons who may have come into contact with the patients.

“The samples were taken and tested and it came out positive, they are currently undergoing treatment at the treatment center at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. We have so far begun contact tracing to identify persons who might have come into contact with the patients. They showed us their homes and workplaces and we started the contact tracing today,” he stated.

Meanwhile, all samples of suspected cases in the region so far are transported to KCCR for testing owing to the absence of a testing facility in the region.

Dr. Eleeza however urged residents of the region to remain calm and adhere to all the safety measures and directives being advocated to keep safe, while his outfit does their best to contain the situation.

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