Coronavirus: Ghana’s case now 161
Ghana has recorded additional nine cases of coronavirus after 48 hours of announcing a partial lockdown.
As at 3 pm on March 31, 2020, nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported from the Noguchi Memorial Institute For Medical Research (NMIMR) since the last update at 08:30hrs on 30th March 2020.
All nine were reported from Accra with three (3) of them travelling to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively, but for six (6) of them, there is no history of travel outside.
The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
This brings up to 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths as of March 31, 2020.
Three (3) of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms. As of March 31, 2020, an additional thirty-one (31) confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms, and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests. This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to forty-nine (49).
Processes for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated, the Ghana Health Service indicated. A total of 1,185 contacts have been identified and are being followed up.