COVID-19: Ghana’s confirmed cases climbs to 16

The number of confirmed cases is now 16. With just 36 hours Ghana has moved from 7 cases to a whooping 16 cases.

The nation confirmed 4 yesterday and just now as we report there are 5 new cases.

Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 19th March 2020. All five were reported from Greater Accra Region. 

— 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory 

— 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory 

— 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

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— 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

— 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person; 

This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death. 

Contact tracing has been initiated in all these confirmed cases.

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