Ghana’s Coronavirus confirmed cases has increased to 11.
On 19 March 2020, we received notification from KCCR indicating two (2) newly confirmed cases in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
-The first is a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman, resident in the United Kingdom who recently returned to Ghana and currently living in Kumasi, reported to a private hospital with the history of fever (temp of 39.1oC), general malaise, cough and runny nose. Her condition was suspected to be COVID-19. Sample was subsequently collected and sent to KCCR and the report was received this early morning as positive for COVID-19.
-The second case is a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader and resident in Kumasi. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4oC), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.
-Both case patients are being managed in isolation and responding to treatment.
In an earlier press statement, the GHS also confirmed two cases in Greater Accra. “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 travelled back to Accra from a trip to 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.”
It said a total of 399 contacts had been identified and were being followed up on for the confirmed cases.
“On contact tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up on. 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.”
It added that the country had so far not recorded any death. “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.”