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Covid19: Ghana confirms 141 cases now, with death toll rise to 5



Covid19: Ghana confirms 141 cases now, with death toll rise to 5

Ghana has recorded four more cases, making 141 confirmed cases in all. The figures include 5 deaths and 2 patients who have fully recovered.

Ghana Health Service made this announcements via their website on their official update page today, Saturday, March 28, 2020.

“As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.”, it wrote.

“Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive,” the Ghana Health Service announced.”, it added.

“Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region. All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.”, it further stated.

731 contact tracing so far of confirmed cases are currently being looked up by the surveillance team . Notably among them were 53 found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.

Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.”


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