Coronavirus: Ghana records 5 new cases, total number now 16

The Ministry of Information Friday morning confirmed Ghana has recorded five new cases of the Novel Covid-19 disease bringing the number to sixteen (16).

All five cases were recorded in the Greater Accra region.

Two of the cases are imported from France and the United Kingdom, whiles the remaining three tested positive by laboratory samples.

Read details below:

Confirmed Cases Of cOvID-19 In Ghana Rises To Sixteen (16) As At 20 March 2020 09:45GMT

Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 19th March 2020. All five were reported from Greater Accra Region.

— 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

— 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work;

sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case

sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing:

sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

— 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed;

no evidence of contact with infected person


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