Top 7 facts about Ghana’s confirmed cases of coronavirus

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The Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana’s coronavirus cases have jumped to 141 from 137 with a total of 5 deaths as of March 28, 2020. The 141 has different breakdowns under it which have been gathered by YEN.com.gh into a list of seven important facts that must be known, sourcing the official website of the Ghana Health Service.

1. As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons had been tested. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities.

2. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

3. A larger number of the cases confirmed is from people in mandatory quarantine. 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.

4. All the cases, in total, are from only 3 regions in Ghana; the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region.

5. Greater Accra tops all the other regions with 54 cases, aside from those in mandatory quarantine. 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.

6. A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts traced so far, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.

7. 231 contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up

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