COVID-19: Nine new cases…but 31 recoveries so far

Ghana has recorded nine new cases of COVID-19 making the total number of cases 161 but there have been some 31 recoveries. In a twitter post, the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service noted that “Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana becomes 161 including 5 deaths”.

All nine were reported from Accra, three (3) of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for six (6) of them there is no history of travel outside. All five deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection

Meanwhile, the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has announced that 31 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of the 152 persons receiving treatment, have recovered.

According to Mr. Agyeman-Manu, the health of the 31 persons, has significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests.

The minister noted that, the 31 will however be kept in isolation and monitored for about four weeks and a series of tests will be conducted before they are declared as fully recovered.

He said processes for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated. “A total of 1,185 contacts have been identified and are being followed up.”

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The Minister revealed that, the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are negative for COVID-19.


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