Ghana’s COVID-19 confirmed cases now 141


Ghana’s case count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 141 as at March 28, 1520hrs according to the Ghana Health Service portal, which provides update on COVID-19.

It said as at 1400 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons were tested for COVID-19 in Ghana.

Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities.

Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6 per cent.

The Ghana Health Service said among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2 percent tested positive, while samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0 per cent tested positive.

“Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance”.

“One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded seven of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region.

All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region,”it said. A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team.

Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 were tested with one person testing positive. Two hundred and thirty-one (231) contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo on Friday night announced a partial lockdown for residents in Greater Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, beginning on Monday, March 30 for the next two weeks.

It was part of measures, government had taken to curb the rising COVID-19 spread in the West African state.

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