Sad to say, Ghana has recorded 73 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 287 and 5 deaths. Ghana Health Service has reported.
“increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases” was detected “following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing.” A statement issued by the Ghana Health Service said.
According to the GHS, “as at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (258) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).
It added that a total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under compulsory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.
The Health Service revealed that the period for compulsory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total of 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative.
Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.”