COVID-19: More than 120 responding to treatment; one in critical condition

By Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNAAccra, March 26, GNA – One hundred and twenty seven patients
of the total 132 total confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in
Ghana, are responding to treatment.

One person is, however, in a critical condition, the Ghana
Health Service has stated in its update, on the designated portal, at 1430
hours, on Thursday March 26, 2020.

Three persons have, however, been lost to the respiratory
disease, with the GHS explaining that  
they were all aged with underlying chronic medical conditions.

Out of the 127 responding to treatment, the GHS said, 49 were
confirmed from ‘Routine Surveillance’; while 78 were from the ‘Mandatory
Quarantine’ group.

Both the deaths and the critically ill were from the Routine
Surveillance group, it said.

One person has, however, recovered from the routine group.

Also, out of the existing 51 cases recorded from the Routine
Surveillance system, 14 were being managed at home; while the rest were
responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.

“The cases are awaiting their test results and will be
discharged when the results prove negative,” it stated.

“The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who
returned home from affected countries. Seven are of other nationals: Norway,
Lebanon, China, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK)”.

Ghana recorded its first two cases on Thursday, March 12,


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