A 50-year-old woman had just returned from Niger using an unapproved route into the country has tested positive to the novel coronavirus in the Central Region.
She becomes the first person in the Agona East district to be confirmed positive for the virus.
This was confirmed by District Chief Executive for the area, Dennis Armah-Frempong.
In an interview with media, Dennis Armah-Frempong said that after the woman started showing symptoms of the virus, his office was alerted and the district’s Rapid Response Team was dispatched to her residence where her sample was taken and sent to Noguchi in Accra.
The Agona East DCE added that the 19 contacts, including a three-year-old child, have been traced and their samples taken for testing.
He disclosed that 10 of the 18 persons have tested negative for the virus.
Dennis Armah-Frempong says that public education campaign in the district will intensify following the confirmation of a positive case in the area.
Coronavirus situation in Ghana
The country, as of Thursday May 14, 2020, has recorded 5,530 positive cases of the virus with 674 recoveries and 24 deaths.
The spike in cases recorded, according to the government, is a result of the enhanced contact tracing and testing measures it had introduced.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com