195 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Recoveries; 5 Deaths | Live Coronavirus Updates in Ghana

Wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) and stay away from people, especially those sneezing and coughing. In Ghana, the Coronavirus hotline numbers to call are: 0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 and 0558439868

The focus of this article is to inform you about the latest coronavirus numbers in Ghana and most importantly how to keep yourself safe as a Ghanaian in the time of this epidemic.

Coronavirus updates in Ghana, West Africa

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

10:33 AM

195 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 138

Regional breakdown of the 195 #COVIDー19 cases recorded:

  • Greater Accra Region – 174
  • Northern Region – 10
  • Ashanti Region – 9
  • Upper/West Region – 1
  • Eastern Region – 1

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

05:06 PM

161 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 DeathsTotal Active Cases

As at 31 st 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.

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.

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.

Three (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 thirty-one (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 forty-nine (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.

12:54 PM

152 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 31 Recoveries

According to the World Health Organisation’s  Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, in a report by JoyNews, 31 patients out of the 152 recorded cases have recovered.

Thirty-one out of the 152 persons who were receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus have recovered, the Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has disclosed.

He said, however, that they will be kept in isolation and monitored for about four weeks.

After this period, more tests will be conducted before they are declared to have fully recovered.

This brings the total number of people who have recovered from the disease in Ghana to 33. Five persons have, however, died after contracting the COVID-19.

The development brings relief to many as Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa enter day two of a partial lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Monday, 30th March 2020

05:31 PM

152 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 2 Recovery

As of 30th March 2020, at 08:30 hrs, no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the last update at 11:00hrs on 29th March 2020.

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research tested 17 samples from the Upper East (3), North East (3) and Ashanti (11) regions all of which were Negative. No new test results have been received from Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana stands at 152 with five deaths as of 30th March 2020 at 08:30HRS.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Treatment Outcomes, Ghana- 30 March 2020, 08:30HRS

**All five (5) had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection

* Recovered & Discharged: two (2) have recovered and discharged; whilst two others are awaiting laboratory results to inform the decision on discharge.

Sunday, 29th March 2020

12:16 PM

152 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 2 Recovery

As of 29th March 2020, at 10:30 hrs, 11 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana. Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region.

The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths.

Saturday, 28th March 2020

03:34 PM

141 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 2 Recovery

As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

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Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.

Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region. All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.

Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up

Friday, 27th March 2020

11:38 PM

Accra and Kumasi on Lockdown.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared a lockdown of Accra, Tema and Kumasi effective 1 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The decision, according to the President is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which has led to four deaths and infected some 137 people as at the time of the president’s address.

President Nana Akufo-Addo made the declaration in a national address delivered on Friday, March 27, 2020.

“It is my job to protect you and I am determined to do just that. All that the government is doing is intended to achieve five key objectives – limit and stop the importation of the virus, contain its spread, provide adequate care for the sick, limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life and inspire the expansion of our domestic capability in deepening our self-reliance. Thus far, we have succeeded in halting any more importations of the virus into our country and I thank the overwhelming majority of you for adhering to the good hygiene and social distancing protocols announced in my first broadcast to you.

“However, prevailing circumstances mean that stricter measures have to be put in place to contain and halt the spread of the virus within our country especially in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi which have been identified by the Ghana Health Service as the hot spots of the infections. In doing this, we cannot afford to copy blindly and do all the things some other well-developed countries are doing. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to this pandemic. We have a unique situation in our country and we must take it into account in dealing with the disease whiles meeting all the six WHO guidelines on the most effective ways of conducting the pandemic”

In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected by the lockdown:

  1. Accra Metropolis
  2. Tema Metropolis
  3. Tema West Municipality
  4. Ledzokuku Municipality
  5. Krowor Municipality
  6. Adentan Municipality
  7. Ashiaman Municipality
  8. La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality
  9. La-Dade-Kotopon Municipality
  10. Okaikwei North Municipality
  11. Ablekuma North Municipality
  12. Ablekuma West Municipality
  13. Ablekuma Central Municipality
  14. Ayawaso East Municipality
  15. Ayawaso North Municipality
  16. Ayawaso West Municipality
  17. Ayawaso Central Municipality
  18. Ga West Municipality
  19. Ga North Municipality
  20. Ga Central Municipality
  21. Ga South Municipality
  22. Ga East Municipality
  23. Korle-Klottey Municipality
  24. Weija/Gbawe Municipality
  25. Kpone Katamanso Municipality and
  26. Awutu Senya East Municipality

In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, the following areas are affected by the lockdown due to Coronavirus:

  1. Kumasi Metropolis
  2. Asokwa Municipality
  3. Suame Municipality
  4. Old Tafo Municipality
  5. Oforikrom Municipality
  6. Asokore Mampong Municipality
  7. Kwadaso Municipality
  8. Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality
  9. Kwabre East Municipality
  10. Ejisu Municipality
  11. Afigya-Kwabre South District
  12. Bosomtwi District
  13. Atwima Kwanwoma District and
  14. Atwima Nwabiagya North District

The partial lockdown according to the President, “means that everyone resident in these areas must stay at home for the next two weeks or 14 days.”

08:30 PM

137 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths (1 unconfirmed), 2 Recovery.

As at the evening of 27 March 2020, fifty-nine (59) COVID-19 cases including four (4) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions. Two have recovered and have been discharged. The remaining fifty-three (53) cases are doing well: fourteen (14) are being managed at home. The rest are on admission and responding well to treatment. A greater proportion of those on treatment with mild symptoms and are awaiting repeat of their laboratory tests to inform a decision to discharge them.

Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from other affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and United Kingdom. Seventy-eight (78) among the travellers (1,030 in number), who were mandatory quarantined and tested, have tested positive for COVID-19.

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.

09:46 AM

136 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths (1 unconfirmed), 1 Recovery.

As at the morning of 27 March 2020, a total of fifty-seven (57) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions. All the other fifty-four (54) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative.

Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

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The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.

Thursday, 26th March 2020

11:32 AM

132 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths (1 unconfirmed), 1 Recovery.

As at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions.

All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative.

The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK). The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

03:31 AM

93 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths, 1 Recovery.

88 Active Cases

The third and fourth dead are of a man and his wife. The man was a two-star general and he died after his wife had died too at the 37 Military Hospital.

According to JoyNews, both of them contracted the virus when they received a parcel from the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020

05:31 PM

68 Confirmed Cases

3 Dead

The number of confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Ghana is 68, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service.

This comes after tests were conducted on returning Ghanaians who were caught up in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s order on Saturday for a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

“The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president,” the Service indicated on its portal on Wednesday, March 25.

Thirty of the 68 confirmed cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

Twenty-six persons tested positive as of Tuesday, March 24 after samples from them were tested.

Twelve more tested positive. So far, 863 out of 1,030 have been tested. Ghana has recorded two deaths from the disease with no recoveries yet.

07:11 AM

53 Confirmed Cases

Tuesday, 24th March 2020

12:23 PM

52 Confirmed Cases

Minister of Health, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has confirmed 25 new cases of Coronavirus in the country. This brings to total, 52, the number of cases confirmed in the country with two deaths recorded

Monday, 23rd March 2020

08:57 PM

Twenty-seven (27) confirmed Coronavirus cases with two (2) deaths have been recorded. All the twenty-five (25) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

Confirming the new cases and death, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said on its website for updates that “Out of the suspected 27 cases two deaths have been confirmed.

09:42 AM

575 persons in Ghana being tracked for suspected coronavirus

Health authorities in Ghana are tracking some 575 persons identified to have had contact with persons who have so far tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has killed one person in the country.

Sunday, 22nd March 2020

24 Confirmed Cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reaches 24. 17 are of Ghanaian nationality and 7 other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.

21 Total Confirmed Cases

1 Death Recorded

One of the 19 persons infected with the novel coronavirus in Ghana has died. Deputy Health Minister, Alex K. Abban confirmed the fatality in an interview on TV3 Saturday evening.

The deceased, a 61-year-old Lebanese, was a Kumasi-based trader. He died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti regional capital.

Saturday, 21st March 2020

19 Total Confirmed cases

Ghana has recorded three more cases of the coronavirus less than 24 hours after five additional cases were reported. This is according to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye.

Mr. Aboagye who made the revelation on Joy News’ analysis programme, Newsfile said all three new cases were imported. 

According to him, two were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from the Ashanti Region.

Friday, 20th March 2020

Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 20th of March 2020. All five were reported from the Greater Accra Region.

— 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

— 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person;

This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.

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Update – 19th March 2019: Total number of confirmed cases reaches 11 by afternoon. Was initially 9 in the morning.


Update – 15th March 2020: Total confirmed cases now reach 6.

Update – 14th March 2020: According to Adom TV, a 3rd case has been recorded in Ghana.

JoyNews sources reveal that Ghana will be announcing its third suspected case of COVID-19.
The suspected sufferer (a Ghanaian), who works with a mining company, is said to have returned to the Kotoka International Airport after a trip abroad this week and flew to Obuasi by helicopter.

The Ministry of Health has announced that two cases of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Ghana.

The cases, according to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

“The two individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So they are imported cases of COVID-19.” Both patients are currently under isolation and are stable.

The two are the first cases of the COVID-19 to test positive in Ghana after some 57 cases earlier proved negative.

In light of this, Mfidie.com is here to educate you on how the virus spreads and how to keep yourself and those you love safe.

Be sure to share this with as many people as you can.

How does Coronavirus spread?

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly through person-to-person contact.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

How to protect yourself against Coronavirus in Ghana

Here are the steps to take to protect yourself from Coronavirus in Ghana:

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Maintain social distancing
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. Practice respiratory hygiene
  5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  6. Follow the directions of the Ghana Health Service

Now, let’s break it down

Wash your hands frequently.

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand. Rub or wash them with soap and water.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least one metre (three feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you and the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

In Ghana, the Coronavirus hotline numbers to call are: 0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 and 0558439868

Follow the directions of the Ghana Health Service

National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus in Ghana

What are the numbers to call to report a suspected case in Ghana

In Ghana, the Coronavirus hotline numbers to call are: 0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 and 0558439868

How do you catch or contract coronavirus?

Coronavirus is thought to be spread by small drops of moisture we release when we sneeze or cough.
The moisture has to get into your body to make you sick, which means you can catch coronavirus if those droplets get into your eyes, nose or mouth.

How can you tell if you have Coronavirus?

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, sore throat, dry cough and fatigue. Other symptoms can also include headaches, nasal congestion or a runny nose.

How can I prevent myself from getting coronavirus?

The best way to avoid catching coronavirus from touching a contaminated surface is to wash your hands properly and avoid touching your face.

How long will the coronavirus last?

Scientists are working on new technologies to try and develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation said the first vaccines targeting the disease could take 18 months to develop, which would mean August 2021.


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