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Only one out of 28 COVID-19 suspected cases tested positive in Upper East – Minister

A total of twenty eight (28) COVID-19 cases have been investigated in the Upper East region with one case testing positive.

The suspected cases were reported from eleven districts out of the fifteen districts in the region.

Addressing journalists at a media briefing in Bolgatanga on Sunday, Upper East Regional Minister Tangoba Abayage disclosed that only four districts in the region have not reported any suspected case of the disease.

“Total number of cases investigated in the Upper East region stands at 28. Number of positive COVID-19 cases is 1, representing 3.5%. Numbers tested negative stands at 27 representing 96.4%,” she said.

She stated that there have been joint Regional Security Council meetings with the Ghana Health Service and Municipal and District Chief Executives to put modalities in place to combat the spread of the virus in the region.

According to her, a total of eleven contact persons including nurses, midwives and doctors have been identified for isolation and investigation following the confirmation of the first Corona Virus case in the Upper East region.

The patient, a 30 weeks pregnant 33 year old resident of Bolgatanga tested positive for the novel Corona Virus, making the first case to be recorded in the region.

Haven reported to the maternity unit of the Regional hospital with symptoms of COVID-19, the patient was isolated and her samples taken, which turned out positive.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020