Ghana Health Service has confirmed that two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Ghana.
Ghana Health Service assured that health officials are managing the sick and contacts with them are being traced.
“The first is a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman, resident in the United Kingdom who recently returned to Ghana and currently living in Kumasi, reported to a private hospital with a history of fever (temp of 39.1), general malaise, cough and runny nose. Her condition was suspected to be COVID-19. Sample was subsequently collected and sent to KCCR and the report was received this early morning as positive for COVID-19.
“The second case is a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader and resident in Kumasi. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ? ), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.
“Both case patients are being managed in isolation and responding to treatment,” the Ministry’s website disclosed
The government has been under pressure to respond to the pandemic that has killed almost 8,000 globally, with infections racing to hit 170,000.
The government has said it is working to obtain $100m from international lending organisations to boost the country’s healthcare system’s ability to respond to the threat.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020