Coronavirus: Ghana’s confirmed cases jumps to 141

Coronavirus: Ghana’s confirmed cases jumps to 141

- Ghana's confirmed coronavirus case now stands at 141

- The Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service confirmed this

- The majority of the people who tested positive were among those placed under mandatory quarantine

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The Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana’s coronavirus cases have jumped to 141 from 137 with a total of 5 deaths.

According to the information gathered by on the department’s website, as of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana.

It added that among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities, and among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

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Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.

So far, only 3 regions have reported coronavirus cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance.

However, just one case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region, while the Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region.

All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive, the website further explained.

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Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo had earlier initiated the mandatory quarantine so that all persons arriving in Ghana would be required to observe it.

The arrangement was made in a way that as soon as they get out of the arrival, hall, the military busses will convey them to the various hotels where they must stay for a period of time.

Popular media personality, Gifty Anti, was among the people who were placed under mandatory quarantine, however, she tested negative in the long run.

Also, to curb the spread of the virus, the president has again announced that parts of Greater Accra, Kumasi, and Kaso, have been locked down for two weeks.

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