COVID-19 in Ghana , Over 150 had contacts with Coronavirus patients – GHS

At least 151 persons have so far make contacts with patients who have been confirmed with cases of the COVID-19 in Ghana, according to Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie.

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He made the revelation on Sunday, March 15, 2020, while announcing four more confirmed cases of the covid-19 in Ghana.

The additional four new cases were confirmed by the Kumasi Center for collaborative Research and the Noguchi Research Institutes at various points between Friday and Saturday.

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The breakdown indicated that 2 contacts have been established in the first case, 107 in the second, 12 in the third and some 30 others in the last and fourth new confirmed Coronavirus case.

“First 4 cases, contact tracing has started. The last two cases were confirmed over the night and we have started tracing to establish the contacts. Concerning the first, we have identified two contacts and all the contacts are being traced.

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“The Norwegian, we have identified 107 contacts, and 68 of them, we’ve started processes to follow them up. The rest of them, within the close of the day, we’ll be in touch with them and support them with regards to the contact tracing.

“Case three is a student, for now, we have identified 12 contacts. We are still in the process to work assiduously to get more. The fourth one, from Obuasi, we have established 30 contacts and all contacts are being followed up.” Dr. Badu Sarkodie noted.

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The new cases, according official reports involve a 56-year-old who returned from the UK, a student who returned from the United States of America, a 42-year-old Ghanaian male who returned from Switzerland and the UK, a 41-year-old who returned from Turkey and Germany, though are currently in isolation and stable, have since their return to Ghana contacted various persons.

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