Ghana records 73 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 287

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Ghana has recorded 73 new cases of the dreaded Coronavirus disease, making her total count stand at 287.

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) made this known in a Press Statement, explaining that the enhanced contact tracing and testing measures put in place resulted in the increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The Statement reads; “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 added.

The statement also disclosed that the mandatory quarantine period for travelers who arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on the 21st and 22nd of March 2020 has ened.

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Giving further details, the statement explained that a total of 1,030 travelers were quarantined during the period. Out of this number, 79 constituting 7.7% were positive during the initial testing whilst the rest (951) turned out negative.

However, twenty-six among those that initially tested negative turned out positive during the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 constituting 10.2% among the travelers that were quarantined.

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