Covid-19: Case count in Ghana 137; 4 deaths and two recoveries

Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

Ghana has recorded 137 Covid-19 cases with four deaths and two patients recovering, a statement from health officials said Friday.

According to the Ghana Health Service, it confirmed 59 COVID-19 cases including the four deaths on Friday from the regular surveillance systems.

“All the four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions. The other fifty-three (53) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation,” the GHS said in a statement.

It added: “Greater proportion of those on treatment with mild symptoms and are awaiting repeat of their laboratory tests to inform decision to discharge them.

“Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from other affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and United Kingdom. Seventy-eight (78) among the travelers (1,030 in number), who were mandatory quarantined and tested, have tested positive for COVID-19.”

The statement said “in respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.”

Source: Daily Mail GH

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