161 complete quarantine as Ghana records third Covid-19 death

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One hundred and sixty-one persons have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up as Ghana confirms a third death from the Covid-19 pandemic, a statement from the Ghana Health Service stated.

At the moment, the West African nation has recorded a total of 68 Covid-19 cases.

Sixty-six of these confirmed cases are being managed in isolation, the GHS stated.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

As of 25 March, total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China and UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Total of 860 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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