COVID-19: Ghana’s Confirmed Cases Rises from 24 to 27; 2 deaths recorded

Ghana’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased from 24 to 27 with two deaths recorded.

A total of 521 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

Out of the 27 cases, two people have been confirmed dead with twenty-five (25) confirmed cases receiving treatment in isolation. Among the confirmed cases, twenty (20) are of Ghanaian nationality, majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.