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COVID-19: 132 confirmed, 970 contacts traced, 3 dead

Health News
COVID-19

As of the morning of 26 March 2020, Ghana recorded 54 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 132.

Three deaths have been confirmed, the Ghana Health Service said on its website.

All the three cases that succumbed to the disease were aged people and had underlying chronic medical conditions.

All the other 51 cases are well; 14 are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation, the Ghana Health Service said, adding: "They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative".

"The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK). The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78)".

In respect of contact-tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14-day mandatory follow-up.

Source: classfmonline.com