The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed a total of 137 cases of coronavirus in the country after a 42-year-old Ghanaian tested positive in the Upper West regional capital Wa.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih revealed that the victim had visited UK and Spain and returned to Ghana through Egypt before joining a public transport from Accra to Wa.
Meanwhile, the Service has also recorded four deaths, noting that all the four “had underlying chronic medical conditions.”
Giving a breakdown of the situation in the country, the Ghana Health Service said fifty-three (53) of the cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.
“Greater proportion of those on treatment with mild symptoms and are awaiting repeat of their laboratory tests to inform decision to discharge them,” the GHS said on its website.
It said 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.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana