CoronaVirus (COVID-19) cases in Ghana as at Friday night, March 27 2020 has seen a new development.
The confirmed cases in the country now rises a number up from 136 as reported in the morning to 137 in total this evening with one new death recorded leaving us with a total of Four (4) deaths (recorded from the regular surveillance systems).
With that being said, there is also a good news to be happy about as two (2) patients in total have recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and have been discharged to return home after recent tests run came back negative.
Read below the full statement released from the Ghana Health Service.
Situation Update, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Ghana As At 27 March 2020, 19:00 Hr
As at the evening of 27 March 2020, fifty-nine (59) COVID-19 cases including four (4) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions.
Two have recovered and have been discharged. The remaining fifty-three (53) cases are doing well: fourteen (14) are being managed at home. The rest are on admission and responding well to treatment. Greater proportion of those on treatment with mild symptoms and are awaiting repeat of their laboratory tests to inform decision to discharge them.
Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from other affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and United Kingdom. Seventy-eight (78) among the travelers (1,030 in number), who were mandatory quarantined and tested, have tested positive for COVID-19.
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.
Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.