Ghana Confirms 9 New COVID-19 Cases; Taking Total To 161

Ghana has recorded nine new Coronavirus cases, taking the total confirmed cases to 161 as of March 31, 2020.

According to the Ghana Health Service, all 9 cases were recorded in Accra. Three of them travelled 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 also stated 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.”

“As at 31st March 2020, 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),” the Ghana Health Service added.

Three (3) of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms. 

The GHS also informed that the “processes for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated.”

A total of 1,185 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. 


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