Coronavirus cases rise to 24 in Ghana

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Three more cases of the novel Coronavirus have been confirmed by health officials in Ghana.

This makes the number of active cases 23 with one death.

“23 of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one of the cases who had an underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 died on Saturday, March 21, 2020,” the Ghana Health Service said in an update.

The 23 infected persons, however, “are being managed in isolation, and are doing well on treatment,” the update stated.

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17 out of the 23 persons are Ghanaians and seven are foreign nationals from Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.

Regarding contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

One of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

As of 22 March 2020, 14:00 Hr. a total of 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

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