A 34-year-old woman at Pabi, a farming community near Asamankese in the West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, has tested positive for COVID-19, a few days after accepting some persons who had fled lockdown areas to her home.
Health authorities in the Eastern Region released the result of samples taken from the mother of two on Sunday, April 26, and it came out positive.
She had visited a CHPS compound in the community on Tuesday, April 26, after she complained of fever, headache and other symptoms associated with the coronavirus infection.
The health officials referred her to the Asamankese Government Hospital, where she was treated and discharged to go home, after her sample was taken.
Further laboratory analysis came out positive for the virulent infection and the Assemblyman for the Pabi Electoral Area, Gyampo Daniel, helped the health authorities to locate her, Accra-based Starr FM reported on Tuesday, April 28.
It also emerged that even though she had not travelled outside the country within the last 14 days prior to testing, she had accommodated the persons who fled the lockdown areas for days.
She had been directed to self-isolate as authorities make arrangement to quarantine her and 10 people who live in the same house are undergoing tests.
The region has 57 positive cases contributing to the national overall of 1, 550. A total of 155 persons have overcome the contagion with full recoveries, but 11 have succumbed and died.
The Eastern Region’s wave of infections had come from a railway construction company’s AFCONS Construction Company Limited, where an Indian expatriate who returned to the country after a trip tested positive for the virus.