The Ministry of Information has announced the confirmation of additional 5 covid-19 cases in Ghana bringing the total number to 16 cases.
Details on the ghana health service page indicate that the cases involve a 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; a resident of Accra with no history of travel. A sample from her was confirmed positive in the laboratory
The others are a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady, also a resident of Accra; a 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema, a 41-year-old Ghanaian male, and a 36-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Paris, France.
The second case was a contact of a confirmed case at place of work, the third has no history of travel and no evidence of close contact with a confirmed case.
The fourth arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020. It indicated that the patient was exposed to family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing.
In the case of the 36-year-old Ghanaian male, the date of arrival in Ghana is unconfirmed and there is currently no evidence of contact with any infected person.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ghana rises to 16 as at 20 March, 2020 – 09:45 GMT pic.twitter.com/vACUJf6B8a
— Ministry of Information (@moigovgh) March 20, 2020