Salone Records First Provincial Corona Case

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Sierra Leone has recorded its first provincial case of the Coronavirus pandemic. The country now has fifteen Covid-19 patients after recording 2 new cases yesterday 16th April, 2020.

This doubles in one week the number of confirmed cases in the country as both of yesterday’s cases are health workers.

Kenema District Surveillance sources say the Kenema case yesterday is a young man aged 29years working as Laboratory personnel at Shuman Hospital on Pultney street in Freetown who travelled to Kenema on 4th April, 2020.

He resides at 56 Swaray street with twelve households. Reports say he visited Red Cross Clinic on 14th April, 2020 with running nose, back pain and sneezing.

He was then referred to the Government hospital and upon receiving the alert, the Surveillance Team in the district quickly investigated, took sample and later result came out positive.

Preliminary investigation shows twelve contacts and many more to come, and it continues to do very serious line listing.

The second case of yesterday is a nurse who works at the country’s tertiary children’s hospital. She is said to have been in self-isolation as a primary contact of an earlier case.

However, the hospital’s management has in a press release printed below denied that the victim is one of its employees.


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