Ghana’s coronavirus case count has jumped up rapidly to 287, an update from the Ghana health Service yesterday.
In the late hours of Monday, April 6, 2020, update by Ghana Health Service confirms a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five deaths have been recorded.
Prior to this update, confirmed Covid-19 cases stood at 214, implying 73 new persons have tested positive for the deadly virus.
“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),” , the statement reads.
The Ghana Health Service revealed that, “a total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities”.
The updated further confirmed coronavirus cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale were 115.
The GHS also said the period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended.
An explanation from the GHS reads “In all, a total of 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.” per the latest update.