The country’s case count for coronavirus infections has shot up by 34 new cases in just one day, Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said.
According to the Minister, the new infections include 1 case from the Eastern Region, bringing the number of regions that the virus has spread to, to five.
The update means that Ghana’s caseload is now 195 infections, 5 deaths and 33 recoveries, with 5 out of the country’s 16 regions recording infections.
Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, reports that the new cases were detected from enhanced surveillance rather than from travellers who have been under mandatory quarantine after travelling into the country after a directive from President Akufo-Addo.
In other words, it means that the new cases are from localized community infections. According to reports, the single case infection in the Eastern Region is an Indian expatriate working with a construction company building rail to connect the Eastern Region to Accra.
“…the number of regions reporting cases remain five – Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern and Upper West. The Greater Accra Region has the most cases 174, followed by the Northern Region, 10, Ashanti Region has 9, Upper West Region 1 and Eastern Region 1.
“Most reported cases now are from routine enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine, remain 89 that means that we have taken all their samples, those positives, those negative, are still in hotels serving the mandatory 14-day quarantine peak period.
“Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89, that is Tamale 10, Accra 89, whereas cases from routine surveillance currently stand at 106; Accra – 95, Kumasi – 8, Obuasi – 2 as at 08 hours this morning,” the Health Minister said.