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Close contacts of pregnant coronavirus patient in Bolgatanga identified – Minister

11 persons who came into contact with the pregnant woman who has tested positive for Coronavirus in Bolgatanga, have been identified.

This is according to Health Authorities in the Upper East Region.

The regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage said the 11 contacts traced will be followed up on for testing immediately.

The pregnant woman was diagnosed with novel coronavirus when she went to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital with symptoms of COVID-19.

Her samples were tested at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research and came out positive.

The minister stated that the patient is in a stable condition.

“The patient is clinically stable and in good health…at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital as the sore throat and cough has subsided. She is able to eat without any discomfort or difficulty. 11 of her close contacts have been identified so far and are being followed up,” she said.

Though the patient has no history of travelling outside Ghana nor contact with any of the other confirmed cases, the Upper East Coordinating Council says she returned from the Western region on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The Coronavirus team in Tarkwa has however refuted that claim.

She went to the hospital on 28th March 2020, with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Her results came back positive on April 3, 2020 after her samples were taken to the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research

Ghana has so far recorded 214 cases of the pandemic with five deaths and three recoveries.

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