A specialist doctor with the Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge has tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus.
He self-quarantined after returning into the country from South Africa prior to the partial lockdown in parts of the country.
“The doctor who left Ghana to attend a medical conference has tested positive for COVID19,” Management of the Hospital announced in a statement Friday evening.
Authorities say the Covid-19 team has since assumed taking care of him at a self-quarantine centre “and he is currently doing well”.
“Management of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH), Ridge is in touch with him and we will support him till he recovers. We have also put in place all other measures to ensure that all the necessary care he needs is provided.
It indicated that the case was not locally transmitted but rather imported from South Africa.
“Currently no frontline staff has tested positive as safety measures have been put in place to ensure that no staff get affected,” the management added.
Ghana’s cases now stands at 205 with five deaths and three recoveries. Forty-nine others have been discharged from isolation centres across the country and currently being managed from home
Two persons are currently in critical condition while 136 others are said to be responding to treatment.
The Greater Accra Region now leads with 183 cases followed by the Northern Region with 10 cases and Ashanti Region with 9 cases.
The Upper West Eastern Region and Upper East regions have all recorded one case each.
“Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89,” the Ghana Health Service said on its website.