In March 2020, Ghana recorded its first case of Coronavirus forcing the government to start the implementation of drastic measures to prevent an upsurge.
Five months since the outbreak in the country, Ghana’s case count is now 41,212 with 215 deaths and 38,727 recoveries.
With most of the cases being asymptomatic, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has listed the 14 most common symptoms in the country.
According to the Director-General of GHS, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye, out of the 2,270 active cases Ghana has recorded, 69% are asymptomatic
“These are the symptoms that one has to look out for. If you start seeing these things, you should check and see… Of course, some of these things may also mimic the same way Malaria and other diseases can also present”.
Here are the 14 most common symptoms according to the GHS:
- General weakness
- Chills or sweats
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Loss of taste
- Altered consciousness
- Loss of smell
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Abdominal pain