Ghana confirms 7th COVID-19 case
Ghana has confirmed its seventh case of the deadly coronavirus.
A tweet by the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service confirming the case said it was recorded in the Greater Accra region.
It is also an imported case involving a 35-year-old Ghanaian who returned from France.
The tweet read: ”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 AccraRegion.”
A statement from the Ghana Health Service said: “The case-patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Accra from France within the past 14 days.”
The statement said the latest case is also an imported one and is “being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.”
“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.”