Breaking News: 5 deaths recorded as Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases jump to 152
The Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana’s coronavirus cases have jumped to 152 from 141 with a total of 5 deaths.
According to the information gathered by Wothappen.com on the department’s website, as of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana.
It added that among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities, and among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.
Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.
So far, only 3 regions have reported coronavirus cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance.
However, just one case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region, while the Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region.
All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.
A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team.
Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive, the website further explained.