BREAKING NEWS: Ghana records 73 new coronavirus cases, total count rise to 287

Ghana has recorded 73 new cases of novel coronavirus in the country as of 6th April thereby moving the total number from 214 to 287.

The rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is as result of contact tracing and enhanced testing, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

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Below is the full statement from Ghana Health Service website:

Following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Ghana records 73 new  cases of Covid-19, total count rise to 287

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).

Ghana records 73 new  coronavirus cases, total count rise to 287

A total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

Ghana records 73 new  coronavirus cases, total count rise to 287

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.

Ghana records 73 new  coronavirus cases, total count rise to 287

Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com

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