Breaking News: Ghana's COVID-19 cases rise 27; 2 deaths recorded

Breaking News: Ghana's COVID-19 cases rise 27; 2 deaths recorded

- Ghana's COVID-19 cases have jumped to 27

- Out of the 27 cases, two deaths have been recorded

- The latest update was confirmed by the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that Ghana's COVID-19 cases have jumped to 27.

Per a report gathered by YEN.com.gh, out of the 27 cases, two deaths have been confirmed.

This was confirmed via the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

Per details gathered by YEN.com.gh, as of Monday, March 23, 2020, 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).

The report detailed that out of the suspected twenty-seven (27) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed - all the twenty-five (25) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

However, among the confirmed cases, twenty (20) are of Ghanaian nationality, the majority of whom returned home from affected countries.

From the list, seven (7) are of other nationals namely, Norway, Lebanon. China, France, and UK.

The report also added that in respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

Currently, nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

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