Ghana’s coronavirus cases now 214

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Nine new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Ghana, the Health Service has confirmed.

An update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) stated that six of the cases were recorded in the country’s epicentre for the pandemic, Greater Accra while three are from the Ashanti region.

The GHS gave the following breakdown for the new cases:

Among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case.

One is a repeat test of a travellers under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on repeat test.

Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing.

Of the three cases from Ashanti region, two are Ghanaians who travelled to Ghana from France within the past 14 days and the third one is a Ghanaian who has no history of travel out of the country nor contact with any confirmed case.

As at April 4, 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 214 cases of Covid-19 with five deaths.

Currently, the number of regions reporting cases are as follows: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West Eastern and Upper East Region.

The Greater Accra Region has most cases 189 followed by the Ashanti Region 12, Northern Region 10, Upper West Region; one, Eastern Region; one and Upper East Region; one.

Most of the cases are reported from routine/enhanced surveillance activities.

Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.

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