Kumasi gets 2 Coronavirus cases as Confirmed Cases of COVID 19 in Ghana hits 11, less than 6 hours from a confirmation of 2 cases to make the number 9 on the morning of 19 March 2020, reports from KCCR indicated two (2) newly confirmed cases in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
-The first is a 59-year-old Ghanaian woman, resident in the United Kingdom who recently returned to Ghana and currently living in Kumasi, reported to a private hospital with the history of fever (temp of 39.1 ℃ ), general malaise, cough and runny nose. Her condition was suspected to be COVID 19. Sample was subsequently collected and sent to KCCR and the report was received this early morning as positive for COVID-19.
-The second case is a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader and resident in Kumasi. He felt unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 ℃ ), and cough. The sample tested positive for COVID 19.
-Both case patients are being managed in isolation and responding to treatment.
So far the confirmed cases in Ghana are from Turkey, Norway, Germany, France, United States of America, United Kingdom (UK) and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Of 399 traced contacts from the 9 cases confirmed in Accra, 19 are under observations with laboratory results for 15 of them which are all negative for COVID 19 and awaiting results for the four (4) others. Contact identification and tracking for the newly confirmed cases have just started.