COVID-19: Ghana’s case count up to 136 now.

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced four more cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing Ghana’s case count to 136.

The development comes less than 24 hours after an earlier announcement of 64 new cases. Presently, Ghana has recorded 132 cases of the COVID-19, with 4 patients dying. More than 100 of those were recorded in the last 48 hours, with the risk of community spread, increasing. Although one person has recovered from the virus, Ghanaians have called on the government to introduce a lockdown, be it partial or national, as a matter of urgency.

According to the GHS, a total of 57 cases including three deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All three cases of death were aged patients who had underlying chronic medical conditions.

It also added that the other 54 patients are responding to treatment. Fourteen out of the 54 cases are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.

Meanwhile, most of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. However, seven of them are nationals of Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

So far, 78 cases are from the returnees under mandatory quarantine. In respect of contact tracing, 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked so far. Of that number, 204 have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.

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