The President, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo today, Thursday, March 19, 2020 disclosed that the coronavirus cases in Ghana have hit nine.
He stated this during a Presidential Prayer Breakfast Meeting with Christian leaders in Ghana at the Jubilee House.
“…We also learned, sadly on Wednesday, that three (3) Ghanaians living abroad had lost their lives as a result.”
“With 9 confirmed cases of infections, we might as well count ourselves lucky as one of the countries least hit by the Coronavirus,” he added.
As yesterday, Wednesday, March 18, the cases were 7 but the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah explained on Twitter that the two extra cases were recorded overnight.
“Unfortunately we have confirmed two more cases overnight. Ghana’s case count is now at 9.
Health services are still managing all suspected and confirmed cases well,” he added.
Both cases according to the government were imported.
Update on Two Additional COVID-19 Cases
The Ghana Health Service’s website s said the two additional cases involved a 56-year-old Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from the UK and a 33-year-old who also came in from a conference in UAE (United Arab Emirates).
“On the 18th March, we received another report form NMIMR indicating two (2) more confirmed cases from the Greater Accra Region.
Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from a trip to UK about a week ago.
The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation.”
No death has been recorded yet according to the Ghana Health Service website.
It also added that 399 contacts with the affected persons have been traced.
“There is no death, yesterday, we received notification from KCCR indicating two (2) newly confirmed in Kumasi, On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up.
Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing.
We have received results for fifteen (15) of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them.
Currently, there is no death and all the nine (9) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are responding well to treatment.”