Central region records first positive case of Coronavirus as Ghana’s case count rises to 313.

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The central region has recorded it’s first positive case of Coronavirus with one more person being confirmed dead after contracting Coronavirus.

This has brought the death toll of Coronavirus to six (6) in Ghana.

The case count in Ghana has therefore risen to 313 as 26 new cases have been confirmed.

Update by the Ghana health service indicates,
“…a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded,”

The regional distribution of the cases, according to GHS are: “Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).”

It adds that: “A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

“The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total 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.

“With regards to enhanced contact tracing and testing, as at 7th April 2020, a total of 11,016 samples from contacts have been processed and 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.” Statement on the website if the Ghana health service has indicated.

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