Ghana’s number of coronavirus cases rose from 136 to 137 as at 8:00pm yesterday; Friday, 27th March 2020, according to Ghana Health Service. As at the evening of 27th March, fifty nine (59) COVID 19 cases including four (4) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance system. All the four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions. Majority of Ghana’s 137 confirmed COVID 19 cases are Ghanaians who returned home from affected countries.
Earlier yesterday, the Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bingo Salih, announced a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the Regional capital, Wa. The patient was a 42-year-old Ghanaian who visited UK, Spain and returned through Egypt. He returned to Ghana 8 days ago, through Egypt and travelled from Accra to Wa through public transport, and has been confirmed COVID 19 positive. This is the first case of a suspect, (in the Upper West Region) whose samples were taken for a test, and the result is that the person is COVID 19 patient.
“I entreat all and sundry that the precautionary measures that have been prescribed to all of us must be adhered to. We need to continue to wash our hands regularly, and where necessary we should apply sanitizers, Citinewsroom quoted the minister to have told the media on Friday, 27th March 2020.