COVID-19: Ghana Records Two (2) Deaths; 27 Confirmed Cases!

Information available to indicates that Ghana's COVID-19 cases have jumped to 27; after three new cases were recorded by 20:28GMT on Monday, March 23rd. 

Out of the 27 cases, two deaths have been confirmed. This was affirmed via the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). 

According to the GHS, the number of active cases is 25, with "all the 25 confirmed cases receiving treatment in isolation".

A statement on the GHS website indicated that "as of 23rd March 2020, [14:00 GMT] a total of 521 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

"Among the confirmed cases, twenty are of Ghanaian nationality, the majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK."

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

One of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

Nineteen people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

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