Top 7 facts about Ghana's 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Top 7 facts about Ghana's 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19

- Ghana recorded 5 deaths in total and 141 confirmed cases as at March 28, 2020

- Surprisingly, one new person tested positive from the mandatory quarantine, adding to the number of imported cases

- has a full breakdown of all the cases confirmed and other relevant data

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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 as of March 28, 2020.

The 141 has different breakdowns under it which have been gathered by into a list of seven important facts that must be known, sourcing the official website of the Ghana Health Service.

1. As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons had been tested

Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities.

2. 141 people have tested positive for the disease

Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

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3. A larger number of the cases confirmed is from people in mandatory quarantine

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.

4. All the cases, in total, are from only 3 regions in Ghana

Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region.

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5. Greater Accra tops all the other regions with 54 cases, even aside from those in mandatory quarantine

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.

6. 731 people are being followed as contacts traced

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

7. 231 contacts that have been traced have completed their 14-day follow-up

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

In other news, over 500 slum dwellers at Dagomba Line in Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless as fire has ravaged their wooden houses in these times of COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown.

A report gathered by indicates that Francis Darko-Kono, Ashanti Regional Operations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service attributed to a possible electrical fault

This has happened less than 48 hours to the lockdown exercise that has been declared by president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to take effect from Monday, March 30.

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