Coronavirus cases in Ghana move up to 16

The number of confirmed Ghanaian cases of COVID-19 has moved from 11 to 16.

This was according to the Ghana Health Service’s website dedicated to updating Ghanaians on COVID-19 cases confirmed the development.

Currently, four out of the new 5 cases are community contact cases.

Breakdown of the 5 news cases

Five (5) new confirmed cases on March 19, 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 the 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 the confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

--- 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 deaths recorded so far.

However, contact-tracing has been initiated in all these confirmed cases.