CORONAVIRUS: CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN GHANA RISES TO ELEVEN (11)

• All eleven (11) confirmed cases are imported cases and patients are receiving treatment in isolation are responding well to treatment.

• With regards to contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples were taken for laboratory testing.

• Laboratory results for 15 of the 399 contacts traced tested negative for COVID-19 and results for the other four (4)persons are yet to be released.



Wentitrel News can confirm that confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana is now 11.

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) report to the Ghana Health Service confirmed two (2) newly cases of the COVID-19 in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

The first is a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman, resident in the United Kingdom who recently returned to Ghana and currently living in Kumasi, reported to a private hospital with the history of fever (temp of 39.1 ℃ ), general malaise, cough and runny nose.


Her condition was suspected to be COVID-19. Sample was subsequently collected and sent to KCCR and the report was received this early morning as positive for COVID-19.


The second case is a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader and resident in Kumasi. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃ ), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.

The Ghana Health Service said on it's website "Both case patients are being managed in isolation and responding to treatment." So far the confirmed cases in Ghana are from Turkey, Norway, Germany, France, United States of America, United Kingdom (UK) and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

On the 18th March, report received from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) by the Ghana Health Service indicated two (2) more confirmed cases from the Greater Accra Region.


One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from a trip to UK about a week ago.


The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE.


All eleven (11) confirmed cases are imported cases and patients are receiving treatment in isolation are responding well to treatment.


There is no death.


Contact tracing


With regards to contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples were taken for laboratory testing. Laboratory results for 15 of the 399 contacts traced tested negative for COVID-19 and results for the other four (4)persons are yet to be released.


The Ministry also confirmed, contact identification and tracking for the newly confirmed cases have just started.


For more info on COVID-19 cased in Ghana visit the ministry's website

Ghana Health Service




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