Coronavirus cases in Ghana jumps to 132

The Coronavirus cases in Ghana keep increasing each and everyday in the country as 132 cases have been recorded as of Thursday March 26, 2020.

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The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.

Overall, 30 of the 132 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

As of March 26, total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 102 confirmed positive.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China and UK.

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In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Total of 860 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked.

One hundred and sixty-one (161) have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

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