The Upper East Regional health directorate has disclosed that four new cases of the novel coronavirus has been recorded in the region.
The regional health directorate made this known on April 16 2020, a day after the Ghana Health Service disclosed the total number of confirmed cases in Ghana stood at 641.
The new information brings to eight the total number of cases in the region with one death.
“Of the four cases, three are contacts of the first confirmed case and for the first time, one of the cases was detected through routine surveillance in the Bawku Municipality.”
“Unfortunately, the case in Bawku passed on before the laboratory results were received from KCCR. However, being a suspected case [at the time], burial was appropriately supervised,” a statement from the Upper East Region Health Directorate said in a statement.
The statement also said the directorate “has initiated steps to communicate the results to affected persons and to immediately identify all contacts of the for new cases for immediate quarantine.”