On tuesday March 17th, Ghana’s 7th case of coronavirus was reported. The individual is said to be a 35 year old Ghanaian man who was returning from a trip to France. I made a video of the statement from Ghana Health services about the 7th case. Watch the video and also read the statement from Ghana health Service
Updates Of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) In Ghana – 17 March 2020, 15:00-Hr
As of 17 March 2020, a total of 143 suspected cases have
been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical
Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region. The case patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Acca from France within the past 14 days. This is another imported case, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven (7). The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.
With regard to contact tracing, a total of 350 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Two of the contacts who developed symptoms, had their samples tested but they came out to be negative. Currently, there is no death and all the seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are in stable condition.