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General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020


More coronavirus cases recorded, numbers now at 161

31 persons have recovered of the total confirmed cases 31 persons have recovered of the total confirmed cases

Ghana has recorded some 9 new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 pandemic as at Tuesday 31st March 2020, bringing the numbers to a total of 161.

This figure, according to the Ghana Health Service, includes some 31 new recoveries and 5 deaths.

Per the details, all 9 cases 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." updates on the official Ghana Health Service page read.

It further indicated that "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, an 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).

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."

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