Coronavirus updates: Confirmed cases in Ghana increases to 204

Ghana has recorded nine more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19) as of Thursday, April 2, 2020.

The Ghana Health Service confirmed on its Twitter handle.

This brings the number of infected people in Ghana to 204.

The country has also recorded 5 deaths from the pandemic.

Explaining in a detailed report, the GHS said, “Since the last situational update, Ghana has confirmed nine additional COVID-19 cases, all from Greater Accra region. Four (4) of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. Other four (4) have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana, and one travelled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days.”

“As at 2nd April 2020, Ghana has recorded 204 cases COVID-19 with five (5) deaths. The number of regions reporting cases remain five (5) (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern). The Greater Accra Region has most of the cases (183) followed by the Northern Region (10), Ashanti Region (9), Upper West Region (1) and Eastern Region (1),” the statement said.

Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89.

“All five (5) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection,” the statement concluded.

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