- 6 cases of coronavirus also known as COVID-19 have been confirmed in the shores of Ghana
- All the cases were imported, did not show any signs at the airport and have been traced to a total of 181 contacts so far
- YEN.com.gh has gathered the full details of the six cases that have tested positive in Ghana
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It recently emerged in an address to the press by the Director at the Public Health Division Dr Badu Sarkodie that six cases of COVID-19 otherwise known has coronavirus were confirmed.
YEN.com.gh has gathered the full details of the six cases that have tested positive in Ghana.
CASE 1: It involved a man resident in Accra who returned from Turkey on February 29. He developed symptoms on March 10 and reported positive.
He is being treated under isolated conditions and is reportedly stable. 32 contacts have been identified who are all being traced.
CASE 2: The second case involved a 60-year-old Norwegian who returned to Accra on March 7, started developing symptoms on March 12 and reported positive.
He is being treated under isolated conditions and is reportedly stable. 107 contacts have been identified and 68 of them are being followed up.
CASE 3: This involves a 56-year-old Ghanaian who returned from the UK on March 4 after staying in the UK for 10 days.
He developed symptoms on March 12 and reported at an Obuasi hospital. It was reported on Friday, March 13, from the Ashanti Region. He is being treated under isolated conditions and is reportedly stable. 30 contacts have been identified so far and are all being followed.
CASE 4: The fourth case is a young Ghanaian lady who is a student. She had travelled to the USA and stayed for about 10 days before returning.
She returned on March 9 and started experiencing symptoms on March 13 and was tested positive. She is being treated under isolated conditions and is reportedly stable. 12 contacts have been identified so far.
CASE 5: This involves a 42-year-old Ghanaian man who returned to Ghana on March 8 after being in Switzerland and the UK in the past 14 days. Symptoms started on March 9 and the case was confirmed on March 14, 2020.
Processes are currently underway to trace the contacts.
CASE 6: The 6th case involves a 41-year-old Ghanaian man who reported on March 14. His symptoms started on March 10 after returning from Germany and Turkey. Processes are currently underway to trace the contacts.
All six cases were imported into the country and did not show symptoms at the time of arrival into the borders of Ghana. In total, the contacts that has been traced so far amount to 181 people.
In relation to the coronavirus pandemic, YEN.com.gh recently reported thatiIn 1918, a pandemic called The Spanish flu or 1918 Pandemic with flu-like symptoms that were just like the current coronavirus or COVID-19 being experienced around the world today killed almost everyone on the planet but for a 'mysterious' intervention.
According to Cdc.gov and history.com, every single country in the world was affected massively including people on isolated Islands.
At the peak of the disease, one in every three people in the entire world was affected and the number of people who died was 50 million, which is 10 million more than the number of people who died during the First World War.
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