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Five new confirmed cases increase Ghana’s COVID-19 cases to 16

Ghana has recorded five new confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease.

This brings to 16 the total number of cases recorded in the country.

All five new cases were recorded in the Greater Accra region.

A tweet from the Disease Surveillance Depertment of the GHS said “Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 19th March 2020. All five were reported from Greater Accra Region. This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.”

According to government’s official website dedicated to the disease, the persons involved are; a 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory, a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory and 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

The rest are 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory and 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person.

“This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death. Contact tracing has been initiated in all these confirmed cases,” the website said.

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