4 more cases have been recorded, making Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases 141 in all. The figures include 5 deaths and 2 recoveries.
This was announced by the Ghana Health Service on their official update page, Saturday, March 28, 2020.
Per details on the site; “As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.”
“Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive,” the Ghana Health Service announced.
It further stated;
“Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region. All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.
A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.
Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.”
This comes a day after the President announced a partial lockdown in some parts of the country, as part of measures to contain the situation and avoid further spread of the pandemic in Ghana.
Some municipalities in the Greater Accra Region and Kumasi and Obuasi in the Ashanti Regions will be affected by these restriction orders.
Breakdown of 141 total cases
62 people within the general population of Ghana have been tested positive for COVID-19, including five deaths and two recovered patients.
The number of confirmed cases within those under mandatory quarantine is 79.