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Health News of Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Source: GNA

Two confirmed patients of COVID-19 in Ellembelle responding to treatment

The Ellembelle District Health Directorate has announced that the two confirmed cases of COVID-19 are responding to treatment with normal body temperature.

This follows the last update on the first and second confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in the District on May 4 and 7 through the routine follow-up of the District Health Directorate.

This was contained in a press release issued and signed by the District Chief Executive, Mr Kwasi Bonzoh, and copied to the media.

According to the statement, the health directorate has received the test results of the two cases together with the eight contacts traced so far who are residents in the Ellembelle District and have all tested Negative for COVID-19 as of Sunday, 10 May, 2020.

The statement said in line with COVID-19 Case management protocols, the first confirmed case was billed to undergo another test to ascertain cure for the disease.

"The patient will, therefore, remain self-isolated till the next result confirms cure from the disease", the statement indicated.

The statement said the eight traced contacts residents in the District were also under self-quarantine awaiting the results for further action.

Meanwhile, two contacts who are not residents of the district have been traced and handed over to the Effia-kwesimintim Municipal Health Directorate for further action.

The statement said, "while waiting for the results of the samples sent for testing, our COVID-19 team is not relenting on its efforts on actions and enforcement of protocols".

"These include daily follow-ups on patients and contacts traced in the two confirmed cases, intensified Community sensitization and education on COVID-19 with emphasis on avoidance of stigmatization associated with the disease as well as aggressive tracing and testing of people who might have come into contact with both patients".

The statement urged all residents in the District to remain calm and help contain the spread of the virus by strictly adhering to all the COVID-19 preventive measures and directives.

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