7th Coronavirus case confirmed in Ghana

7th Coronavirus case confirmed in Ghana

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed one new case of Coronavirus in the country and now brings the number of confirmed cases to seven.

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This comes after the country confirmed six cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the new confirmed case of coronavirus in Ghana was reported in the Greater Accra Region.

''This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region,'' a tweet from the Ghana Health Service social media handle said.

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Similar to the other confirmed cases, the sufferer is said to be a 35-year-old Ghanaian male who just returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days.

This makes the case an imported one.

According to the Ghana Health Service, the confirmed case is being managed and the man has been quarantined.

The man is said to be stable and responding to treatment.

Today's announcement also gave details regarding the extent of contact-tracing carried out so far after Sunday's press briefing.

"A total of 350 contacts have been identified and are being followed up," the Service further said.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the Director at the Public Health Division Dr Badu Sarkodie confirmed 6 cases of coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19 during a press briefing .

According to the official reported hundreds of people have been traced to have contacted the six people who have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Ghana. Apart from the two cases that were previously reported by the Ministry of Health to have been confirmed in Ghana, two more cases were confirmed on March 13, 2020.

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