The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana as of 9 am on Wednesday, March 25 is 68 with two deaths.
This means that 15 more people have tested positive for the since the last count, which stood at 53.
12 of the additional persons are among the 1,030 people who are under mandatory quarantine in the country after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport hours to the deadline for the closure of the country’s borders.
“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,” the Ghana Health Service reported.
“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,” the GHS added.
The Ghana Health Service says that the 66 active cases are being managed in isolation.
In respect of contact tracing, the Ghana Health Service indicates that a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.