Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases have reached 132 from its initial 68 on Wednesday March 25, 2020 according to official records of the Ghana Health Service (GHS)
A statement about the update reads; As at the morning of 26
March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have
been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases
that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying
chronic medical conditions. All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well;
fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to
treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and
will be discharged when the results are negative.
The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who
returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely:
Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK). The number of
confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested
is seventy-eight (78).
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have
been identified and are being tracked. Out of these, two hundred and four (204)
have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.