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Korle-Bu Reacts To Fake News Circulating That Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Tested Negative

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Korle-Bu  Reacts To Fake News Circulating That Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Tested Negative 

Last night, the Health Minister,  Kwaku Agyemang Manu disclosed in a press conference that, the Noguchi memorial institute had confirmed two cases of the Coronavirus in Ghana.

According to the Minister of Health, the cases were confirmed on March 12, 2020, and the two individuals came into the country from Norway and Turkey.

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The minister then gave out preventive measures that Ghanaians must practice daily in order to help prevent the global pandemic. 

Earlier today, an old video recorded a month ago which had the CEO of Korle Bu Teaching Dr Daniel Asare in an interview with Citi Tv went viral on various social media platforms of which people were misled that the two confirmed COVID-19 cases has tested negative. 

Although the video was responding to the first two suspected Coronavirus victims who texted negative at the Noguchi Memorial Institute a month ago. 

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Authorities of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital this afternoon took to their official Facebook page to issue an official communique reacting to the fake news circulating by some online media portals. 

On their Facebook timeline, this is what they wrote: 

Communique by Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

FAKE NEWS- Covid-19

It has come to the attention of the Hospital’s authorities about a video circulating on social media of our CEO, Dr Daniel Asare saying the two confirmed Covid-19 cases have tested negative.

The said video is fake, false and unrelated to the two confirmed cases announced by the Minister of Health. 

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The video was recorded over a month ago when the Hospital had two suspected cases whose results proved negative. The two patients were discharged home the next day.

The public is advised to desist from circulating fake news to cause fear and panic. 

Thank you.

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Source: SintimMedia.Com 

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Volta, Bono, and Bono East regions are the hotspots for COVID-19 Delta variant – Ghana Health Service

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New hotspots for Coronavirus infections, particularly the Delta variant, are emerging in the Volta, Bono, and Bono East regions.

Traditional hotspots such as Greater Accra and Ashanti remain.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Volta Region, which had 16 active cases on July 1, now had 532 cases as of August 1, while the Bono Region’s figures increased from eight to 200 and Bono East’s from three to 178.

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During the Covid-19 update in Accra on Wednesday, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), told the media that the Delta variant was liable for 79 percent of all Covid-19 cases within the Greater Accra Region.

He claimed that the Delta variant, which had a higher transmission rate and a more severe disease burden, was becoming dominant, and that stricter enforcement of the safety protocols was needed to stop the virus from spreading further.

According to him, the situation has resulted in an increase in workplace and school infections, with active cases jumping from 1,600 to over 6,000 in less than a month.

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As of August 1, 2021, there were 6,766 active cases with 854 deaths.

“The current trend of cases with low adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols raises the likelihood of a bigger third wave.”

“With an increase in severe and critical cases, the average number of cases per day is likely to rise. Because the outbreak has the potential to have a negative impact on all sectors, aggressive efforts to reverse the trend are required, according to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye.

There are now 272 hospital admissions in the Greater Accra Region, with 36 critical cases, 87 severe cases, and 107 mild to moderate cases.

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Non-wearing of nose masks, disregard for the social distancing rule, and non-observance of regular hand hygiene, according to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye, were the driving forces behind the increase in infections, while 98 percent of the population had not been vaccinated, exposing more people to the virus.

He said that 404 schools had reported positive cases of the virus, with a complete of two ,864 positive cases and 304 active cases.

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