Coronavirus: Ghana records 9 new cases, 3 from Kumasi bringing total to 214

Ghana has confirmed nine additional COVID-19 cases; six from Greater Accra and three from Ashanti region.

This brings the total confirmed cases to 214.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a statement said, 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 traveller under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on a repeat test. Four ae contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing,” the statement added.

The GHS noted, “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 of 4 April, 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 (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1),” the GHS explained.

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

Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.

The Ghana Health Service indicated further that “all five deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection”.

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