You are here: HomeNews2020 03 31Article 909964

General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020


Coronavirus: 3 fully recovered, 31 more discharged for home management – GHS

Dr. Badu Sarkodie is Public Health Director at the Ghana Health Service Dr. Badu Sarkodie is Public Health Director at the Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service has disclosed that some 3 persons out of the 161 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Ghana have tested negative after several tests.

According to the service, some additional 31 persons who were under mandatory quarantine have significantly responded to treatment, shown no symptoms and have been discharged from admission.

They will be under home management, pending several other tests to confirm their recovery status.

Information on the GHS official COVID-19 update page said,

"Three (3) of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms.

As at 31st March 2020, additional thirty-one (31) confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests. This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to forty-nine (49)."

It further noted that,

"Processes for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated. A total of 1,185 contacts have been identified and are being followed up."

Meanwhile, 9 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from NMIMR since the last update at 08:30hrs on 30th March 2020.

"All nine (9) were reported from Accra, three (3) of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for six (6) of them there is no history of travel outside.

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are NEGATIVE for COVID-19."

This brings up to a total of 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five 5 deaths as of 31 st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.

Join our Newsletter