The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced that five more people have tested positive to the coronavirus, bringing the total to 16 in the country.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the last five cases are coming from the Greater Accra Region.
The GHS earlier on today confirmed 5 cases in addition to the eleven recorded cases confirmed by the Minister of Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Thursday, March 19,2020.
According to the statement, the first case is a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman, resident in the United Kingdom who recently returned to Ghana and currently living in Kumasi, reported to a private hospital with the history of fever ( temp of 39.1C), general malaise, cough and runny nose. Her condition was suspected to be COVID-19. Sample was subsequently collected and sent to KCCR and the report was received earlier this morning as positive COVID-19.
It further indicated that the second case is a 61- year-old Lebanese male trader and a resident in Kumasi. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever ( temp 39.4 C) and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID-19.
Both case patients are being managed in isolation and responding to treatment.
So far confirmed Cases in Ghana are from Turkey, Norway, Germany, France, United States of America, United Kingdom ( UK) and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
With regards to the tracing, a total of 399 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Nineteen (19) of the contacts developed some form of symptoms and samples were taken for laboratory testing.