Coronavirus cases in Ghana at 23 now as 3 more test positive

Health officials have confirmed three more cases of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, sending the number of active cases to 23.

Number of people who have been confirmed of the virus, however, remains 24

The novel coronavirus cases recorded in Ghana have risen to 24.

“Twenty-three 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],” the Ghana Health Service said in an update.

The remaining 23 infected persons “are being managed in isolation, and are doing well on treatment,” the service added.

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Among the confirmed cases in Ghana, 17 are Ghanaian and seven are foreign nationals from Norway, Lebanon, China, France and the UK.

“With regards to contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked,” according to the service.

The service added that one of the contacts developed symptoms and was confirmed to have the virus.

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