The total number of confirmed COVID 19 cases in Ghana now at 161 including 5 deaths as of 31st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.
As at 31st March 2020, 15:00 hrs, 9 new cases of COVID 19 have been reported from NMIMR since the last update at 08:30hrs on 30th March 2020. All 9 were reported from Accra, 3 of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for 6 of them there is no history of travel outside.
The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are NEGATIVE for COVID 19.
3 of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID 19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms. As at 31st March 2020, additional 31 confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests. This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to 49.
Processes for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated. A total of 1,185 contacts have been identified and are being followed up.
**All 5 deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID 19 infection**