Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 In Ghana Rises To Nine (9) – 19th MARCH,2020 | 09:53GMT

As at the 18th of  March 2020, a report has been received from the Nugochi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR) indicating two (2) more confirmed cases from the Greater Accra Region. Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled 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.

This brings to a total of nine (9) confirmed COVID-19 cases. There is no death. On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing. The results indicate that 15 of them are all negative for COVID-19 and still awaiting results for four (4) of them.

Currently, there is no death and all the nine (9) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are responding well to treatment.

Source: Ghana Health Service

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