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Contact tracing begins at KBTH after doctor, nurse test positive

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Authorities at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have initiated a process to trace persons who might have come into contact with the doctor and nurse who tested positive for COVID-19.

The duo who are staff at the Department of Medicine and Child Health have been kept in isolation after they contracted the disease and are currently in stable condition.

The situation has left several of the staff anxious as the identities of the infected doctor and nurse are yet to be revealed.

They fear they might have had contact with the infected patients outside their unit and think it would have been right if the identities of the two were made known.

“If we get to know who these affected doctor and nurse are and we’ve come into contact with them along the line, then we will immediately take steps to go and have a test to show whether we have contracted the disease or not. But as it stands now since we don’t know their identities this has left us fear-gripped,” a staff of the hospital told this website under condition of anonymity.

Ghana’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus has spiraled to 214 from a previous recorded figure of 205.

For the additional nine (9) COVID-19 cases; six (6) were recorded from Greater Accra and three (3) from Ashanti region.

Among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case. One is a repeat test of a traveller under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on repeat test.

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Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing.

Of the three (3) cases from Ashanti region, two (2) are Ghanaians who travelled to Ghana from France within the past 14 days and the third one is a Ghanaian who has no history of travel out of the country nor contact with any confirmed case.

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