Ghana has confirmed its seventh (7th) COVID-19 case, as confirmed by the Disease Surveillance Department of Ghana Health.
The website of the Ghana Health Service has been updated accordingly, as our checks revealed.
In a press release at the website of Disease Surveillance Department of Ghana Health, the department has disclosed that;
As of 17 March 2020, a total of 143 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).
This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received a report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region. The case-patient is a 35-year-old male, a Ghanaian citizen, who returned to Acca from France within the past 14 days. This is another imported case, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven (7). The case is being managed in isolation and he is in stable condition.
With regard to contact tracing, a total of 350 contacts have been identified and are being followed up. Two of the contacts who developed symptoms, had their samples tested but they came out to be negative. Currently, there is no death and all the seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases are being managed in isolation and are in stable condition.
Now all that we can do is to adhere to the given preventive measures by;
- Washing your hands with soap and water before touching anything including your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- Disinfecting the objects and surfaces you touch with disinfectants that contain at least 70% alcohol.
- If you are sick, stay home and avoid crowds and contact with others.