According to the Information Minister, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana has recorded two more cases of the novel coronavirus, making it a total of nine cases.
“Covid-19 Update: Unfortunately we have confirmed two more cases overnight. Ghana’s case count is now at 9. Health services are still managing all suspected and confirmed cases well,” he tweeted this morning.
Health authorities said they received another report form the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) on March 18 indicating two more confirmed cases from the Greater Accra Region.
“Both are imported cases. One is a 56-year-old man, a Ghanaian who travelled back to Accra from a trip to UK about a week ago.
“The other is a 33-year-old Ghanaian, who returned to Accra from a conference in UAE. Both cases are receiving treatment in isolation,” the Ghana Health Service wrote on its website.
“Currently, there is no death and all the nine confirmed Covid-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are responding well to treatment,” they added.
A total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up for the confirmed cases.
“Nineteen of the contacts developed some forms of symptoms and samples have taken for laboratory testing.
“We have received results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID-19 and we are awaiting results for four (4) of them,” GHS said.
Covid-19 Update— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) March 19, 2020
Unfortunately we have confirmed two more cases overnight. Ghana’s case count is now at 9. Health services are still managing all suspected and confirmed cases well.