Ghana has confirmed 73 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total count to 287.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a statement said with the institution of the enhanced contact tracing and testing measures, Ghana has recorded an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
“As of 6 April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five 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),” the statement read.
The GHS indicated, “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’.
The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020, the GHS said, has ended.
The GHS explained, 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.
It added, “Twenty-six 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.”