COVID-19 GHANA’S OUTBREAK RESPONSE MANAGEMENT UPDATES

GHANA’S OUTBREAK RESPONSE MANAGEMENT UPDATES

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Ghana’s Situation

Existing  23

Confirmed 24

Recovered  0

Deaths 1 as at 22nd March, 2020 | 18:40 GMT

Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Ghana As At 22 March 2020

As of 22 March 2020, 14:00 Hr. a total of 315 suspected cases have been tested for COVID-19 by Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

Twenty-four (24) of these have been confirmed at the laboratory as COVID-19. Twenty-three of the confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation and one (1) of the cases who had underlying chronic pulmonary condition prior to having COVID-19 has died.

Among the confirmed cases, seventeen (17) are of Ghanaian nationality and seven (7) other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.

With regards to contact tracing, a total of 575 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

All the other twenty-three (23) confirmed cases are being managed in isolation; and are doing well on treatment

What should I do to keep my spirit up while in self-quarantine? – 22 March 2020 | 15:15GMT

Being under quarantine can be frightening. The following should be done to reduce anxiety:

   Talk to the other members of the family about the COVID-19. Understanding the disease will reduce anxiety.

  • Reassure young children using age-appropriate language.
  • Think about how you have coped with difficult situations in the past and reassure yourself that you will cope with this situation too. Remember that quarantine won’t last for long.
  • Keep in touch with family members and friends via telephone, email or social media.
  • Stock plenty of materials to read to keep your mind occupied.
  • Exercise regularly from your quarantine area.
  • Ensure that you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep hydrated.
  • Eat all your meals in a timely manner.

Source: www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19

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