Coronavirus: Ghana records 15 new cases, total now is 68

Coronavirus: Ghana records 15 new cases, total now is 68

- Ghana's COVID-19 cases are now 68 in the country

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

- Two deaths from the 68 cases have been recorded

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Ghana has now recorded 15 new cases of the deadly Coronavirus as current total cases stand at 68.

However, out of the 68 cases, two deaths have been recorded in the country.

The 15 new cases have been confirmed via the Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

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As of the morning of March 25, 2020, a total of sixty-eight (68) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. Sixty-six (66) of these confirmed cases are being managed in isolation.

The sudden spike in case incidence is a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by President Akufo-Addo.

Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

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As of March 25, 2020, a total of 1,030 persons have been put under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 have been confirmed positive.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, and UK.

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

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Total of 826 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked. Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow-up.

Meanwhile, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, has declared a two-day fast for all sects of Muslims across the country.

According to the directive, Muslims are to observe the fasting on Wednesday, March 25 to Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Per a statement from the office of the National Chief Imam, the directive is in line with Islamic doctrine and the directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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