The number of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Upper East Region has risen to four, the Regional Health Directorate has confirmed.
All the three new cases are from the 44 persons who were tested after they came into contact with the first case which was confirmed on 3 April 2020.
“All the three (3) confirmed cases have been in self-isolation since they were identified as contacts. Contact tracing has been initiated to identify all close contacts of the new cases for quarantine,” Dr Winfred Ofosu, the Regional Director of Health Services said in a statement.
Dr Ofosu further urged residents in the region to remain calm as they work to contain the situation.
Ghana, as of 12 April 2020, had recorded 408 COVID-19 cases with eight deaths.