Ghana records 5 new cases of COVID-19; total number shoots up to 16

Ghana records 5 new cases of COVID-19; total number shoots up to 16

- 5 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana

- All the 5 confirmed cases have been recorded in the Greater Accra Region, sending the total number of confirmed cases in Ghana to 16

- Out of the 5, three had no travel records, indicating they picked up the sickness right in Ghana

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Ghana has confirmed five new cases of the deadly coronavirus also known as COVID-19. All five cases have been reported in the Greater Accra Region with no deaths so far.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Information in Ghana, the five patients who tested positive have ranged between the ages of 29 and 53.

The 16 cases are all to be treated in isolated conditions as contact tracing continues to find all people who have been in contact with them within the past days.

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Out of the five people who have been newly confirmed of COVID-19, three of them had no history of travel with two out of these three having no record of contacting infected persons.

This suggests that the three individuals contracted the disease right in Ghana with the two who had no records of contacting infected people, possible picking up the virus at public places.

The other two people who were also confirmed positive recently arrived in Ghana from other countries. One of them came from Paris, France and the other landed from Amsterdam.

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In other news, the reportage of the coronavirus pandemic otherwise known as COVID-19 has come with many terminologies that have flooded news articles and social media in general.

Sourcing Ctvnews.ca, YEN.com.gh takes a look at the real meanings and deep explanations behind the common terms that have been heard in these times.

These include self-isolate, quarantine, social distancing among several others.

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