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Ghana’s coronavirus cases up by 9; total now 214

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

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

The Service gave the following breakdown for the new cases:

Among the cases from the capital city, is a 37-year-old woman with no travel history nor contact with a confirmed case.

Another case is a traveller under mandatory quarantine who had initially tested negative but a repeat test proved otherwise.

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 into the country from France within the past 14 days.

However, the third case is a Ghanaian who has no travel history 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 regions reporting cases are the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West Eastern and Upper East Region.

The Greater Accra Region has recorded the most cases of 189 followed by the Ashanti Region with 12.

The Northern Region has recorded 10 cases while the Upper West Region, Eastern Region and Upper East Region have all recorded single cases.

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

Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.

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