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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases in Ghana now 287

Ghana’s confirmed case count for the novel Corona virus now stands at 287 after 73 new cases were confirmed.

This announcement was made by the Ghana health service through its website as it 7th April, 2020, 6:58GMT.

Total deaths and recovery remain at five (5) and three (3) respectively.

The rise in the number of cases follows measures of enhanced contact tracing and testing, the Ghana Health Service said.

Details of the latest additions were however not given.

So far, 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).

Mandatory quarantine
The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 as per the President’s directive has also ended.

This was part of enhanced measures to track the real number of persons who had contracted the infection in a bid to prevent a further spread.

In all, a total of 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period.

But the GHS says out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing while 951 were negative.

26 among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing the number to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

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