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Ghana’s Coronavirus cases rise to 24

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana has made a leap from 21 to 24 today March 22, 2020.

An update on the dedicated Ghana Health Service portal reads:

“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],”

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

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.

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

As at 2 PM on March 22, 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), the service also noted.

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