COVID-19: Four new cases raise Ghana’s count to 136

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Ghana has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the total case count to 136.

The four new cases were confirmed within the general population by the Ghana Health Service on the morning of Friday, March 27, 2020.

Authorities say contact tracing has been initiated for the new cases.

The new patients have since been isolated and are receiving treatment.

One patient who was in critical condition on Thursday has reportedly been stabilized and responding to treatment.

Breakdown of 136 total cases

With the new update, the number of confirmed cases within the general population is now 58, including three deaths and one recovered patient.

The number of confirmed cases within those under mandatory quarantine remains at 78.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked through the contact tracing process.

Restrictions to stop COVID-19 spread

The rising cases of Coronavirus in the country have heightened calls for Ghana to declare a lockdown in order to stop the spread.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in response to the calls said although a lockdown remains an option, extensive consultations will be made to ensure that any decision the government takes, will be in the right direction.

Speaking at a meeting with the leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) at the Jubilee House on Wednesday, Nana Akufo-Addo said government will consider all factors before a lockdown is announced.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

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