20 Mar 2020

Sixteen cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Ghana.

Three of the five new cases have no travel history.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), all five were reported from the Greater Accra Region.

--- 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

--- 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at the place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

--- 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with the confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

--- 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

--- 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with an infected person;

This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.
 
 
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