CODVID-19: Ghana confirms 6 cases

Ghana has confirmed four more new cases of coronavirus cases in the country.

Dr Badu Sarkodie, Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service announced this at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, 15 March 2020.

“All these cases were imported into the country,” he said.

Last week Ghana confirmed the first two cases.

The new cases include a man who returned to Ghana from the UK and a female university student who had returned to Ghana from the US.

“The first is a 56-year old man, a Ghanaian who returned from a trip to the UK on the 4th of March. He stayed in UK for 10 days and came back. He developed symptoms on the 12th of March and reported to a hospital in Obuasi. The case definition met the case of that of suspected COVID-19. Samples were taken and sent to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) and within a short time, the lab reported that this is another confirmed case of COVID-19 within the country.”

“The second is a woman, a Ghanaian student. She travelled out to the USA. Stayed there for about 10 days. She came back on the 9th of March and on the 13th of March, started having symptoms…Samples were taken to Noguchi on 13th and the same day we had a report from Noguchi that confirmed this as another case of COVID-19,” Dr, Badu Sarkodie.

The two others were confirmed on Saturday. They include a man who had travelled back from Switzerland and the UK and another Ghanaian male who had returned from Turkey and Germany.


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