GHANA’S OUTBREAK RESPONSE MANAGEMENT UPDATES
Emergency Number 112
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.