COVID-19: Ghana records 5 new cases, present count at 16.

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Ghana has recorded five more cases of the novel Coropnavirus, increasing the number of infected cases to sixteen.

The Ghana Health Service who confirmed the development indicated that all five cases were recorded in the Greater Accra Region. Three of the five cases have no travel history.

The first of the new cases is that of a 29-year-old Ghanaian lady who resides in Accra and has no history of travel.

The second case is a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady also resident in Accra. The patient is one of those identified through the contact-tracing of a confirmed case at a place of work.

A 53-year-old Ghanaian male, residing in Tema also with no history of travel or evidence of close contact with the confirmed case has also tested positive to the virus.

Another man; a 41-year-old Ghanaian who arrived in Ghana by KLM on 15 March, 2020, admitted exposure to members of a family in Amsterdam who exhibited respiratory symptoms. He also added that he was on the flight with some passengers who were frequently sneezing and coughing.

The last case is that of a 36-year-old Ghanaian male who resides in Paris, France. It is not clear when he arrived in the country but according to the Ghana Health Service, there is no evidence of contact with an infected person.


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