Ghana has confirmed nine (9) more cases of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, as ofTuesday, March 31, 2020, taking the total number to 161.
Out of the number, 31 have recovered from the pandemic but they will still be kept under close monitoring in isolation for about four weeks, Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said.
The new cases have been reported by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research with 6 out of the 9 cases having no travel history outside of the country.
The remaining three had travelled to Germany, France and Hungary respectively within the past 14 days.
“As at 31st March 2020, 15:00 hrs, nine (9) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from NMIMR since the last update at 08:30hrs on 30th March 2020. All nine (9) were reported from Accra, three (3) of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for six (6) of them there is no history of travel outside.”
“This brings up to a total of 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths as of 31 st March 2020 at 15:00Hr,” a statement from the Ghana Health Service website indicated.