Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases hit 68

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced it has confirmed a total of sixty-eight (68) cases including two (2) deaths.

According to an update from the Service today [25th March 2020], “sixty-six (66) of these confirmed cases are being managed in isolation.”

The Service explained that: “The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive.”

“Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China and UK,” the GHS added.

It further noted that: “In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.”

Total of 826 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked. Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.



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