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General News of Tuesday, 24 March 2020


Coronavirus: 598 contacts traced - Ghana Health Service

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The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Badu Sarkodie, has disclosed that Ghana has currently managed to trace 598 contacts following the confirmed cases of 27 coronavirus infections.

Updating Ghanaians on the current state of Ghana’s cases, he said: "In respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.”

According to him, out of the suspected, twenty-seven (27) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed.

"All the twenty-five (25) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation. Among the confirmed cases, twenty (20) are of Ghanaian nationality, majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK,” he added.

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