Ghana has confirmed a total of 132 Coronavirus cases (COVID-19) as of Thursday morning, (March 26, 2020).
In an update provided by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) at 10 am, Thursday, out of the 132, 54 cases including three deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems.
The remaining 78 confirmed cases are among travellers under mandatory quarantine.
The GHS explained that all three cases that “unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical situations.”
“All other 51 cases are well; 14 are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.
They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative,” the GHS added.
The GHS reiterated that the great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians who returned home from affected countries.
Seven are of other nationals namely; Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK).
It said the number of the confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is 78.
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Out of these, 204 have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.
Confirmed: Ghana records 132 Coronavirus cases
54 cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems
78 confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine.
total confirmed cases 132
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