Suspected Case Of Coronavirus Detected In Upper East Region

Health officials at Paga in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region are as of now checking an associated case with coronavirus.

The presumed case was distinguished yesterday by health workers at the Nakolo Clinic and endeavors are being made to find out the condition.

According to sources,the patient who is from one of the villages near the Burkina Faso border went to the clinic to seek health care.

As indicated by the District Director of Health Service, Mr. Hypolite Yeleduor, the workers after admitting the patient observed symptoms similar to the coronavirus and detained him for further observation.

Mr. Hypolite Yeleduor expressed that: ” Yesterday, workers at the Nakolo Clinic detected symptoms of the COVID-19 on a patient who had come in from one of the villages near the border towards Burkina Faso. So seeing those symptoms, the nurses reported to their in- charge who went there today to ascertain the case”.

We can’t entirely say it’s COVID-19 because he is showing symptoms of other diseases like Hepatitis and some other diseases. We have sent samples to the regional hospital for tests and we are waiting to see the outcome.”

We have also informed the regional team and samples for the COVID-19 testings will also be picked and sent Accra. We don’t have the capacity to run such tests here.”

Mr. Yeleduor further said interaction with the patient uncovered that he joined a social event at a memorial service home and later became ill, raising feelings of trepidation he may have been tainted with the infection there.


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