Update of COVID-19 in the Volta Region, cases now at 41

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The Volta Region has seen an increase in the coronavirus case count, now the total confirmed cases in the Region is 41 

A female health worker at Ho teaching Hospital stationed at the theatre department was also reported to be among the new cases recorded. 

She tested positive for the virus after her samples was sent to the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho.

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She reported at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Hospital with symptoms of flu and slight sore throat. 

This informed a decision by the HTH administration to temporally shut down the theatre for disinfection. While three other colleagues who work with the infected staff are directed to self-quarantine. 

Reports indicated the infected staff had no contact with a patient who died few days after testing positive for coronavirus, leading to the disinfection of the Accident and Emergency Department and quarantine of some 39 staff who participated in treating the deceased. 

The Public Relations officer of HTH, Amos Jah who confirmed the news and indicated the infected staff is “responding to treatment”, adding the theatre would be opened for operations on Tuesday. 

However, there is fear and panic among staffs at the theatre, hence, their plea on management to suspend elective surgeries to help prevent a possible spread of the virus at the facility.

Meanwhile, the Hohoe municipality has recorded three more cases, while Akatsi South District, Ketu South and Kpando Municipalities recorded a case each. 

From the total confirmed cases, 28 have fully recovered and discharged home, unfortunately 2 people lost their lives from the virus.

The deaths occurred at Ho and Kpando, their ages are at 55 and 60 respectively.

In developing story, South Tongu District had 53 suspected cases, all tested and proven negative. 

Source: myjoyonline.com

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