Central Region records first COVID-19 Case as Ghana rises to 313

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Graphic Online’s Central Regional correspondent, Shirley Asiedu-Addo reports that the patient is a 57-year old clergyman.

He is said to have travelled to the United Kingdom and returned to Ghana on March 17, 2020.

Ghana on Wednesday recorded 26 new cases, bringing the total number to 313.

The country has also recorded another death, bringing the total number of deaths to 6.

The Greater Accra Region has the highest number of cases, 274; followed by the Ashanti and Northern Regions with 25 and 10 cases respectively.

The Upper West Region, Eastern Region, Upper East Region and Central Region have a case each.

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Below is the full statement from the Ghana Health Service

As at 7th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).

A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from 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 has ended. 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.

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With regards to enhanced contact tracing and testing, as at 7th April 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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