Ghana’s COVID-19 cases jump to 24, contacts being tracked now 575

Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing Ghana’s total number of confirmed cases to 24.

Details of the two new cases have not been provided by the Ghana Health Service.

Out of the 24, a Lebanese national who was a resident in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, died from the virus in the early hours of Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Figures from the Ministry of Health indicated that as of 2pm on Sunday,  a total of 315 suspected cases had been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

Twenty-four (24) of these have been confirmed at the laboratory as COVID-19. Twenty-three of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one  of the cases who had underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.

Among the confirmed cases, seventeen (17) are of Ghanaian nationality and seven (7) other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, 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.

All the other 23  confirmed cases are being managed in isolation; and were doing well on treatment, the Ghana Health Service says.


1 Comment
  1. KANAWU says

    If u don’t have sense to close down then temporarily move to Conference center.Untill the sick,the poor and our women get better health care you are not building nothing.Nonsense…

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