3 new cases of the novel 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Ghana, bringing the total number of cases to 19.
The new cases were all confirmed on Friday, March 20th 2020 – 2 in Accra and one in Kumasi.
Despite recording the first cases of local infection on Thursday, Friday mercifully passed without anymore confirmed cases of community spread.
Instead, all these 3 new cases are of people who recently travelled.
Two of them recently returned from the U.K and one from China.
More details below…
1. 55-year-old Ghanaian woman; resident of the UK; returned to Ghana within two weeks; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
2. 84-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of the United Kingdom; came back to Ghana within the past two (2) weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory
3. 27-year-old Chinese male; returned to Ghana (Ashanti Region) in the past two weeks; developed symptoms and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
The Ghana Health Service says it has started contact tracing in all new cases.