Update on coronavirus pandemic- Ghana's (COVID-19) cases rise to 9 amidst 2 new reported cases
Update on coronavirus pandemic- Ghana's (COVID-19) cases rise to 9 amidst 2 new reported cases
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Ghana has reported two new Coronavirus cases (COVID-19) increasing the total cases to 9. According to a report from The Ghana Health Service (GHS), on COVID-19, the two new additional COVID-19 cases are said to be in the Greater Accra region.

“We received another report from NMIMR [Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research] indicating two more confirmed cases from the Greater Accra Region. Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who traveled back to Accra from a trip to the UK about a week ago. The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation.” 

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“On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed upon. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have been taken for laboratory testing. We have received results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them.”

In a statement at a press conference held by Mr. Oppong Nkrumah on Wednesday evening, health experts informed the government of a possible increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

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He said: “the health experts tell us that the next two weeks are going to be critical in determining whether or not we are going to get significant community spread. They tell us that the general theory pandemic management is that often it is likely the numbers go up a bit before it curves or the situation gets better.

“Therefore, they are bracing for the possibility of some limited recordings of more cases in the medium term but they continue to assure us that the systems they are putting together and continue to ramp-up are such that we will be able to contain it and hold this virus in check.”

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However, The Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed that Ghana has not recorded any coronavirus (COVID-19) related death and all the nine (9) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are responding well to treatment.

Renate Dzodzomenyo

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