COVID-19: Nine new cases confirmed, take Ghana’s case count to 214.

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Nine new cases of the novel Coronavirus have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service, increasing the country’s case count to 214.

Of the nine cases, six were recorded in the Greater Accra Region while the remaining three were recorded in the Ashanti Region.

“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 traveler under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on a repeat test. Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing,” the Ghana Health Service said in its statement confirming the news.

It added that, “Of the three (3) cases from Ashanti region, two (2) 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.”

Meanwhile, community transfer cases continue to grow as a number of the new cases were of people who had no travel history and had not come into contact with an infected person.

In the Upper East Region, for instance, the patient who tested positive for COVID-19 positive had no travel history outside Ghana. However, in the week preceding the test, she visited the Western Region and lived there for about a week before returning to Bolgatanga. She had also not come into contact with any of the confirmed patients. Leading to fears, she may have contracted the virus while in the Western Region.

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