Coronavirus cases increase by nine, total now 214

Ghana has recorded nine additional coronavirus cases bringing the total number of infections to 214 from an initial 205.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), six of the cases were recorded in the Greater Accra region and the remaining three, 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 traveller under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on repeat test.

Four are contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing.

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.

Ghana has so far recorded five coronavirus deaths. Currently, the number of regions reporting cases are as follows: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West Eastern and Upper East Region.

The Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

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Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.

As part of continuous measures to contain the spread of the virus, President Akufo-Addo extended an initial two week closure of the country’s borders (land, sea and air).

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The extension was an additional two weeks effective Sunday midnight, April 5.

The closure however, did not affect goods and cargo.

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