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Ghana records third coronavirus death – Report

Ghana has recorded its third coronavirus death at the 37 Military Hospital as the wife of a two-star general falls victim.

According to Joy News sources, her husband who has also contracted Covid-19 is in critical condition.

The source said both of them have not travelled abroad for some time now but it is suspected that they may have contracted the virus when they received a parcel from the United Kingdom from a courier company.

Health authorities are now tracing the person who delivered the parcel as well as other people who have been in contact with the two after they received the parcel.

Ghana now has 68 coronavirus cases, according to an update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

This means that 15 more cases have been confirmed since the last cases were announced less than 24 hours ago.

The virus, since it was first detected in the country earlier this month, has so far claimed three lives.

Officially, Ghana has recorded 68 cases of coronavirus after 15 more persons who were mandatorily quarantined by the government tested positive.

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According to the Ghana Health Service, “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 are under mandatory quarantine; samples from 863 of them have 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.

“Total of 826 contacts have been enlisted and being tracked. Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.”

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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