Ghana has confirmed that it has recorded a new case of the novel coronavirus disease.
The announcement today brings the total number of reported positive cases in the country to seven.
The new case involves a Ghanaian citizen who recently returned to the country from France.
A message on the website of Ghana Health Service website reads: “This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received a report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region”.
The message continues that “The case-patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days. This is another imported case, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven (7). The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition”.
It further revealed that they are actively tracing all persons who may have come into contact with the latest patient, as well as the six previous patients.
“With regard to contact tracing, a total of 350 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Two of the contacts who developed symptoms, had their samples tested but they came out to be negative. Currently, there is no death and all the seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are in stable condition”.
No death has been recorded in the country so far.