As at 31st March, 15:00 hrs, nine (9) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR), since the last update at 8:00hrs 30th March 2020. All nine (9) 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’s no history of travelling 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 were NEGATIVE for COVID-19. This brings up to a total of 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths as at 31st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.
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, additional thirty one (31) confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repeatition laboratory tests. This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home, and brings the number of cases on home care to forty-nine (49).
Process for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated. A total of 1,185 contacts haven identified, and being followed up. All five (5) cases deaths had underlying chronic medical condition prior to the COVID-19 infection.
Source: Ministry of Health