Five (5) new cases of the novel Coronavirus in Ghana have been confirmed as of 19th March 2020.

According to the Ghana Health Service, all five cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in the Greater Accra Region of the country.

The breakdown of the victims:

  • 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
  • A 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at a place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
  • 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
  • 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with an infected person.
  • 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with a confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
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This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases of the deadly COVID-19 in Ghana.

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