Coronavirus: Akufo-Addo to address nation tonight@11


President Nana Akufo-Addo will address the nation tonight@11pm with latest updates and measures to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

A fourth death has been confirmed while one more person has recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.

The Ghana Health Service web updates indicate that the fourth patient that succumbed to the disease had underlying health conditions.

While one more person has been reported to have recovered, another new case has also been confirmed.

Earlier in the day, four more persons within the general population of Ghana were confirmed to be COVID-19 positive.

The new developments now put Ghana’s total case count at 137.

Breakdown of 137 total cases

59 people within the general population of Ghana have been tested positive for COVID-19, including four deaths and two recovered patients.

The number of confirmed cases within those under mandatory quarantine remains at 78.

The number of active cases within the country now stands at 131.

COVID-19 case confirmed in northern Ghana

The Upper West Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih, on Friday [March 27, 2020] announced that a case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in the region.

The patient, a 42-year-old Ghanaian, visited UK and Spain and returned to Ghana through Egypt last about eight days ago.

The Minister said the patient travelled from Accra to Wa via public transport before he started showing symptoms.

A sample from the patient was taken and sent out for testing around 1pm on Thursday [March 26, 2020] and the region received the report of the result around noon on Friday.

“…[He] returned to Ghana eight days ago through Egypt and travelled from Accra to Wa through public transport and has been confirmed COVID-19 positive. This is the first case of a suspect [in the Upper West Region] whose samples were taken for test and the result is that the patient is a COVID-19 patient,” the Minister said.


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