Savannah Region records first COVID-19 case, tally now 6,808

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Savannah is the newest region to record its first case of the novel coronavirus.

According to the Ghana Health Service, the Regional Health Directorate embarked on a project to ascertain the status of COVID-19 in the region via enhanced surveillance by collecting samples from high-risk groups.

These included market women, drivers, banks and microfinance operators, canoe operators, fuel station operators among others because they are believed to have come into contact with multiple individuals as a result of the type of work they do.

GHS’s website states, “On 15th May, 2020, sputum sample was taken from the case by the health authorities of East Gonja Municipality as part of the enhanced COVID-19 sample collection in the Municipality. He was an asymptomatic 31-year-old young man, works in Salaga, the Municipal capital but spends his weekend in the Tamale Metropolis. The source of the infection is probably linked to the cases recorded in the Tamale Metropolis.”

They added that, “Health authorities of the East Gonja Municipal have started contact listing and taken sputum samples from 12 contacts so far identified for laboratory investigation. The case is currently in self-isolation in Tamale.”

Ghana’s current case stands at 6,808 with 2,070 recoveries and 32 deaths. One person is now out of severe condition with 15 others receiving attention.

So far, 14 regions out of the 16 have recorded cases of COVID-19.

One more person dies of COVID-19, 66 new infections recorded

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