Existing cases rise to 23
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Existing cases rise to 23

Story by Carlos Afanou

Ghana has now recorded 24 confirmed cases and one death arising out of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A situational update by the Ghana Health Service said 23 of the infected persons are receiving treatment in isolation, while one other infected person who had an underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.
It was disclosed in the update that among the confirmed cases, 17 are Ghanaian citizens and seven others are nationals of five other countries namely; Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.
Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Ghana As At 22 March 2020
- As of 22 March 2020, 14:00 Hr. a total of 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
- Twenty-four (24) of these have been confirmed at the laboratory as COVID-19. Twenty-three of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one (1) of the cases who had underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.
- Among the confirmed cases, seventeen (17) are of Ghanaian nationality and seven (7) other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.
- With regards to contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.
- One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.
- All the other twenty-three (23) confirmed cases are being managed in isolation; and are doing well on treatment

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