The Central Region of Ghana has recorded its first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Central region becomes the 7th in Ghana to have confirmed a positive case.
According to the Ghana Health Service’s regular the patient in the region was identified and tested positive as a result of the ongoing enhanced contract tracing exercise.
No further information has been given about the patient but the person has been taken into care.
Meanwhile, as at 1530GMT on 8th April, 2020, 313 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country.
The number includes six deaths and 3 recoveries.
A number of patients have also been discharged from hospitals and being managed at home.
Those people are pending further tests to confirm their COVID-19 status to determine whether they will be deemed totally recovered or will require extra care.
Latest Regional Breakdown
Regional breakdown of cases
Greater Accra Region – 274
Ashanti Region – 25
Northern Region – 10
Eastern Region – 1
Upper West Region – 1
Upper East Region – 1
Central Region – 1
Elsewhere in Africa, a woman undergoing treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) in an isolation ward in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend, a doctor at the hospital has told the BBC.
The mother, 19-year-old Marie, gave birth normally in the isolation ward but has since been separated from her newborn baby.
The patient was connected to an oxygen supply when her contractions started.
“We just arranged the room and she delivered on her bed while on oxygen,” Dr Yaneu Ngaha Bondja Junie, a gynaecologist at the Yaoundé Central Hospital, told the BBC.
The baby was born prematurely weighing 2.1kg (4.6lb) and is in the neonatal unit. It is not clear if the baby is infected as her tests are still being processed, but she is being fed with breast milk from her mother.