Coronavirus cases in Ghana rises to 27

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Three more confirmed cases of the global pandemic, coronavirus have been recorded, Ghana Health Service has said.

The number of active cases, however, is 25.

 

 

A statement on the Ghana Health Service website indicated that “As of 23rd March 2020, [14:00 GMT] a total of 521 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).”

 

 

 

All the twenty-five confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

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“Among the confirmed cases, twenty are of Ghanaian nationality, the majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK,” the statement added.

 

 

 

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

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

 

 

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Nineteen people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

 

 

 

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