Just In: Ghana's COVID-19 cases jump to 53; 2 deaths confirmed

Just In: Ghana's COVID-19 cases jump to 53; 2 deaths confirmed

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that Ghana's Coronavirus cases have moved to 53.

This was confirmed on Tuesday (night), March 24, 2020, via the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

In a report seen by YEN.com.gh, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.

As of March 24, 2020,, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries.

Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

Source: Yen

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