Ghana has recorded three more COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of cases to 24.
The news has been confirmed on the official website of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
“23 of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one of the cases who had an underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 died on Saturday, March 21, 2020.”
According to the GHS, the 23 infected persons “are being managed in isolation, and are doing well on treatment”.
In terms of nationality breakdown, 17 out of the 23 persons have been identified to be Ghanaians whilst the remaining seven are foreign nationals from Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.
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As of 22 March 2020, 14:00 Hr. a total of 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
Twenty-four (24) of these have been confirmed at the laboratory as COVID-19. Twenty-three of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one (1) of the cases who had underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.
Among the confirmed cases, seventeen (17) are of Ghanaian nationality and seven (7) other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.
With regards to contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.
One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.
All the other twenty-three (23) confirmed cases are being managed in isolation; and are doing well on treatment