As of 24 March 2020, a total of 53 Covid-19 cases including two deaths have been confirmed in Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service.
In a statement it said: “All the 51 confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.”
The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by president Akufo-Addo. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out of these 26 tested positive for COVID-19.
The statement added: “Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.”
Nineteen people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up, it added.
Source: Daily Mail GH