The Suspected Coronavirus Case At Abura-Dunkwa, Central Region Tests Negative

A test conducted on another suspected case of coronavirus in the central part of the country has proved negative.

The case involved a 21-year-old US national who showed signs of the disease upon arrival into the country some days ago and was detained at the Abura Dunkwa district hospital in the Central Region.

Samples of her blood were taken to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for testing which came out negative.

She has since been discharged.

Deputy Director for Public Health in the Central Region, Dr. Kwabena Sarpong who confirmed this to Citi News said the patient has not been quarantined.

“On the 9th of March, we had a suspected case. It was a 21-year old woman who arrived from the US and reported to the Abura- Dunkwa Hospital with fever and dry cough. That met the standard case definition we are using in our country and especially because she is coming from the US.

So we took her samples, took them to Noguchi and it proved negative. At that time, she had spent 7 days in our country already. Once the test is negative, she is not under self-quarantine.”

As of Wednesday 11th March, officials in the country had recorded 57 suspected cases of the disease which have all proved negative.

(H/T Citinewsroom)


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