February 26, 2024

Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed an additional positive case of COVID-19 in Ghana.

The newly confirmed case adds on to the previous 52 which was announced at the press briefing by the Minister of Health earlier today, Tuesday.

“As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation,” the statement from the Ghana Health Service said.

The statement from the Service said, “the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the President.”

According to the Health Service, a total of 1030 persons are under mandatory quarantine.

A total of 844 of the quarantined individuals also had their samples taken for the necessary tests out which 510 had their samples tested for COVID-19.

26 of such persons tested positive for COVID-19.

“As of 24 March, a total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested, and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.”

The statement also revealed that 19 people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

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