Coronavirus Update in Ghana

Coronavirus Update in Ghana

Coronavirus update in Ghana and the world. There are currently 156,697 confirmed cases and 5,836 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 15, 2020

“Total Cases” = total cumulative count (156,697). This figure therefore includes deaths and recovered or discharged patients (cases with an outcome)

Total Deaths: 5,839

Recovered: 75,932

Currently Infected Patients :74,955

Coronavirus update in Ghana

Ghana will be announcing its third suspected case of the deadly coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.

The suspected person, who works with a mining company, is said to have returned to the Kotoka International Airport after a trip abroad this week, in March 2020, and flew in a helicopter to Obuasi.

Sources reveal, the sufferer, who appeared sick upon arrival avoided contact with people and would not allow attendants at the airport to touch his luggage.

He, however, willfully reported himself to a health facility in Kumasi where a series of tests were carried out to confirm whether or not he had been infected.

Coronavirus update in Ghana

The has been reports of shortage of hand sanitizers across the country after news of first confirmed cases were announced. Read post on how to make your own hand sanitizer

Public figures in Ghana now use their platforms to re echo basic protective measure outlined by WHO

Former President John Dramani  Mahama has admonished students in Senior High Schools across the country to adhere to preventive measures in order to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

According to the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) preventive measures such as the washing of hands with soap and running water, avoid shaking of hands among others can help prevent the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus update in Ghana and Africa

The numbers of cases in most of the countries are still in single figures.

Most of Africa’s reported cases were foreigners or people who had travelled abroad. Rapid testing and quarantines have been put in place to limit transmission.

Cases have been reported in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Senegal confirmed 11 new cases on Friday, raising the total in that West African nation to 21 will continue to give updates  on the Coronavirus