Coronavirus: Ghana cases jumps to 68

Ghana now has confirmed fifteen (15) more cases of coronavirus bringing the total of the infection to 68 according to an update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Today marks a nationwide fasting and prayers across the country, Christians and Muslims are being urged to fast and pray against the spread of the disease by the president.

The new confirmed cases were posted on the Ghana Health Service website and copied to kessbenfm.com.
According to the official site “as at the morning of 25 March 2020, a total of 68 cases including two deaths have been confirmed,” GHS said in its update a short while ago.

“The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.
“Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

“As of 24 March, a total of 1,030 persons are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have been tested and 38 confirmed positive,” it added.

The statement stated “Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China and UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Total of 826 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked. Nineteen people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.”