Three units at the Child Health Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, have been shut down after a child who was brought for treatment died of Covid-19, JoyNews reports.
The emergency, intensive, neonatal and pediatric care units where the boy was undergoing treatment, have been sealed off.
According to JoyNews, the child was taken to the hospital by his mother after exhibiting symptoms of rabies at the onset.
The parent reportedly denied knowledge of his son’s recent contact with a dog after which a test for the novel coronavirus returned positive.
While awaiting the test results, the patient was put on a ventilator but died before his Covid-19 status was confirmed.
This development has, however, not affected activities at the department as children are still being catered for at designated points away from the said units, which have currently been cordoned off.
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