73 new COVID-19 cases take Ghana’s count to 287

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count has risen by 73, taking the total count to 287, an update by Ghana Health Service late Monday, April 6, 2020 has confirmed.

“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),” the Ghana Health Service said on its COVID-19 website.

A total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities while confirmed coronavirus cases from travelers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale were 115.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed the expiration of the mandatory quarantine period for travelers who arrived from March 21 to 22, 2020.

”In all, a total of 1,030 travelers 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 travelers that were quarantined” the Ghana Health Service on its website dedicated to COVID-19.

Testing for over 15,000 people

President Akufo-Addo, while addressing the nation on Sunday evening, indicated that Ghana was entering the most critical phase in the coronavirus fight. He disclosed that health authorities were waiting for the test results of 15,384 people.

Akufo-Addo added that this grouping belonged to some 19,276 who were reached after they were traced to persons who have tested positive for the virus.

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