A TOTAL OF 313 CASES OF COVID-19 WITH SIX (6) DEATHS AND 3 RECOVERY HAS BEEN RECORDED IN GHANA

The period for the 14 days mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived in the country between 21-22 March 2020 has ended.

• 11,016 samples from contacts have been processed and 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.


Following the ongoing enhanced contact tracing and testing, in the country, confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased.


A total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths and 3 recovery has been recorded.


Greater Accra Region has a total of two hundred and seventy four (274) cases whilst Ashanti Region has Twenty five (25) cases, Northern Region Ten (10) cases, Upper West, Eastern and Upper East Region has recorded one (1) case each.

One hundred and sixty one (161) cases were reported from routine surveillance, Thirty seven (37) from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under 14 days mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are one hundred and fifteen (115).


The period for the 14 days mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived in the country between 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 April, 7, 2020, a total of 11,016 samples from contacts have been processed and 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.




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