JUST IN: Coronavirus COVID-19 cases hit 16 in Ghana; 5 more confirmed today

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced five more confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 bringing the total to 16.

A release on the website of the GHS stated that, the new cases were reported from the Greater Accra Region.

Read the full release 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.

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— 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.

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— 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person;

This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.

Contact tracing has been initiated in all these confirmed cases.

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