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Coronavirus cases rise to 27, two deaths

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Three more confirmed cases of the global pandemic, coronavirus have been recorded, Ghana Health Service has said.

The number of active cases, however, is 25.

A statement on the Ghana Health Service website indicated that “As of 23rd March 2020, [14:00 GMT] a total of 521 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).”

All the twenty-five confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

“Among the confirmed cases, twenty are of Ghanaian nationality, the majority of whom returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK,” the statement added.

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 598 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

One of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

Nineteen people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.

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