Nine new cases send Ghana’s COVID-19 count to 204

Blood sample with respiratory coronavirus positive

Ghana has recorded nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday making the total number 204, according to an update from the Ghana Health Service.

All nine cases were from Greater Accra region. Four of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. “Other four have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana; and one travelled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days,” the GHS update said.

As at 2nd April 2020, Ghana has recorded 204 cases of COVID-19 with five deaths. The number of regions reporting cases remain five (5) (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern). The Greater Accra Region has most of the cases (183) followed by the Northern Region (10), Ashanti Region (9), Upper West Region (1) and Eastern Region (1).

Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89.

All five deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection, the statement added.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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