COVID-19: ANOTHER IMPORTED CASE, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES TO SEVEN (7) IN GHANA

Updated: Mar 18

• A total of 143 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR). • With regard to contact tracing, the Ghana Health Service said, a total of 350 contacts who came in contact with the first six (6) confirmed case have been identified and are being followed up.



The Ghana Health Service on the 17th of March has confirmed one new case of the deadly COVID-19 in the country.


Currently, there is no death and all the seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are in stable condition.

The message from the Ghana Health Service stated, "This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region".


The case patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days.


This is another imported case, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to seven (7). The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.


A total of 143 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

Contact Tracing Activation

With regard to contact tracing, the Ghana Health Service said, a total of 350 contacts who came in contact with the first six (6) confirmed case have been identified and are being followed up.


Two of the contacts who developed symptoms, had their samples tested but they came out to be negative.


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Laboratory Resources for testing


The Ghana Health Service also disclosed that the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research have been equipped with resources to continue testing of suspected cases.





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