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BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus Cases In Ghana Rise to 53

BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus Cases In Ghana Rise to 53
BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus Cases In Ghana Rise to 53

Earlier reports suggested that the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana were 52. However updates on the ministry of health official website page has 53 confirmed cases and 2 deaths.

According to the Ghana Health Service official website;

As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.