Update: Ghana’s COVID-19 cases rise to 53

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The Ghana Health Service has confirmed an additional positive case of COVID-19 in Ghana.

The newly confirmed case adds on to the previous 52 which was announced at the press briefing by the Minister of Health earlier today.

“As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.” The statement from the Ministry of Health said.

The statement from the Ghana Health Service explained that: “the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.”

According to the Health Service, a total of 1030 are under mandatory quarantine.

A total of 844 of the quarantined individuals also had their samples taken for the necessary tests out which 510 had their samples tested for COVID-19.

26 of such persons tested positive for COVID-19.

“As of 24 March, a total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.”

The statement also revealed that nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

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