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Twenty-seven cases and two deaths recorded in Ghana

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Ghana’s coronavirus situation continues to worsen by the day as the country has recorded two deaths from twenty-seven cases.

The Ghana Health Services update as of the morning reports on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 state that a total of five-hundred and twenty-one suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

Twenty-seven cases, including two deaths have been confirmed. All the twenty-five confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation centres. Among the confirmed cases, twenty are of Ghanaian nationality, the majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven are nationals of Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the United Kingdom (UK).

In respect of contact tracing, a total of five-hundred and ninety-eight contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive, while nineteen people have completed the fourteen days of mandatory follow up.


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