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Imported coronavirus cases from Germany, others increases Ghana’s record to 161

Imported coronavirus cases from Germany, others increases Ghana’s record to 161

Ghana has recorded nine more positive cases for COVID-19.

This was announced by the Ghana Health Service in its daily updates to the public.

This number comes after the Health Minister announced that 31 people have been discharged after they recovered from the virus.

Announcing the latest update, the Ghana Health Service said “As on 31 st March 2020, 15:00 hrs, nine (9) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from NMIMR since the last update at 08:30hrs on 30th March 2020. All nine (9) were reported from Accra, three (3) of them traveled 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 Ghana Health Service further added that “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 a total of 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths as of 31 st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.

The Ghana Health Service indicated that the number of patients who have been discharged and are currently under home care is forty-nine in number.

“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 31st March 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).”

Source: MyNewsGh.com