Ayawaso West identified hotspot for Coronavirus


The Ayawaso West Municipality in Accra has been identified by health authorities as a hotspot for the deadly Coroinavirus in Ghana.

As a result, a compulsory house to house contact tracing and coronavirus testing is to be done in the area beginning today Wednesday April 1, a statement by the municipal health authorities said.

“A directive from the National Level has been given to conduct a COVID-19 contact tracing of all persons who have come into contact with COVID-19 positive patients…and conduct compulsory house to house testing of every individual residing in Ayawaso West Municipal Municipality”.

Meanwhile, Ghana now has 161 cases of the deadly COVID-19, the Ghana Health Service has announced.

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According to the GHS, nine (9) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update on 30th March 2020.

All nine (9) cases were reported from Accra, three (3) of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for six (6) of them there is no history of travel outside.

Meanwhile, the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are NEGATIVE for COVID-19.

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This brings up to a total of 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths as of 31 st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.

Three (3) of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms.

As at 31st March 2020, additional thirty-one (31) confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests.

This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to forty-nine (49).

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Source: Starrfm.com

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