UPDATES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN GHANA, 17 MARCH 2020, 15:00-Hr - West End International School

UPDATES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN GHANA, 17 MARCH 2020, 15:00-Hr

As of 17 March 2020, a total of 143 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi
Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research
(KCCR).
This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more
confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region. The case patient is a 35-year-old male,
a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Acca 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.
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.



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