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New Suspected Case of Coronavirus Hits Weija-Gbawe Hospital

Ghana’s total case count for COVID-19 has jumped to 287 after the country recorded 73 more cases, the Ghana Health Service has announced.

A new suspected COVID-19 case has been recorded in Ghana at the Weija-Gbawe Hospital

The report is not fully confirmed as positive but the patient’s symptoms include sore throat, high temperature and difficulty in breathing, strikingly resembling COVID-19

The case involves a 38-year-old lady who returned to Ghana from the United Kingdom on March 6 and was taken ill after 10 days

According to ghananewsonline.com.gh, the woman reported sick after being in the country for 10 days and had a fever with a temperature at about 40 degrees Celsius, difficulty in breathing and sore throat.

It is reported that the victim has thus been quarantined since morning awaiting further directives and transfer to the Noguchi Memorial Research Centre for further test.

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Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the hospital, Madam Cynthia Lamptey, made the revelation to journalists whilst NDC’s parliamentary candidate went to the hospital to make some donations.

Madam Cynthia Lamptey revealed that her medical facility is not in the capacity to conduct the test for COVID-19 which is why they had to follow the protocols of transferring to Noguchi.

Although all the symptoms seriously appear as that of COVID-19 and the woman recently came back from the United Kingdom, it is strongly hoped that she does not test positive as she is thought to have had contacts with many people over the 10 days she was in Ghana.