Ghana has confirmed an additional case of the novel coronavirus, this brings to a total of 53 cases with two deaths.
The Ghana Health Service noted:
“The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19…
“Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.”
Earlier today, government confirmed an additional 25 cases of the coronavirus in the country.
The Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu speaking at a press conference said that his outfit is in the process of handing them over to the Case Management Teams that have been set up who have started taking them to isolated centers for case management.
“Definitely, not all of them will be critically ill and they are not, some of them may not be ill at all. But the decision on them will be on individual case management issues. If you are not even found to be ill you still have to stay in quarantine for the mandatory 14 days. Earlier on we were getting indications that if you test negative we may release you after four days. But after technical advice, we cannot do that so we have to keep you for the entire 14 days.” The Minister noted.