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COVID-19: 132 Ghanaians confirmed to have the virus

As at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed
from the regular surveillance systems making the total confirmed cases 132. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were
aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions.

All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to
treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results
are negative.
The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are
of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK). The number of confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. Out these, two
hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.

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