COVID19: Results of 3 suspected cases in Amenfi West Negative
As the number of coronavirus cases continue to increase around the world and some parts of Ghana, the Western Region has so far remained spared in terms of cases. the region has since the outbreak of the pandemic, not recorded a single positive case of the novel coronavirus infection.
So far, all cases from the region to the two main research institutions; the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, which have the capacity to investigate, and confirm or otherwise, suspected coronavirus cases, have all proven negative. The latest involved a Chinese national, and two Ghanaians who developed symptoms similar to the novel corona virus disease at Semeraboi and Asankragwa in the Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region.
Health officials in the area took samples of the individuals to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative research (KCCR), to be tested for coronavirus, and the results have come out negative.
Health director for the Amenfi West Municipality, Mary Magdalene Arthur tells Skyy Newse the results were sent back to her yesterday, and all the three were negative.
“I received all the three results yesterday around 2pm from KCCR and, thank God, they were all negative. So we immediately communicated the development to the individuals and the whole municipality.
“Initially, most of the residents were scared, but with the results being negative, we are all happy. But we will still keep our education to everybody in the district to ensure all precautionary measures are adhered to,” she noted in an interview with Mpimpimhene Nana Gyetuah.
According to her, the Directorate will keep constant monitoring on the three individuals until they fully recover.
” We are still monitoring them; they are on treatment but since their results have proven negative, there is no cause for alarm. Malaria can also cause those symptoms they are having, so we are treating them,” she added.