The confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ghana as at the morning of March 25 2020 stand at a total of sixty-eight (68), including two (2) deaths.
This is according to the government’s official portal dedicated to update the public on the world wide pandemic.
The portal says sixty-six (66) of these confirmed cases are being managed in isolation.
The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president.
Overall, 30 of the 68 cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 persons have been put under mandatory quarantine with samples from 863 of them having been tested and 38 confirmed positive.
Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China and UK.
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked while Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.