Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have jumped to 152 with 10 new confirmation in Tamale as at Sunday, March 29,
The death toll still stands at five.
“Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region.
The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region,” the Ghana Health Service announced.
Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths.
An update by the GHS stated that a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana.
Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.
Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance.
One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region.
All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.
A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team.
Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.
Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.