Ghana has recorded nine more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 204.
All the new cases were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.
The Ghana Health Service in its web updates said, four of the new cases have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases.
The number of regions reporting cases remains five – Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern.
With 183 cases, Greater Accra has the highest infections. The Northern region has 10, Ashanti, 9, Upper West, 1 and Eastern, 1.
As at April 1, 2020, in Greater Accra, the contact tracing team have reached 635 people. Out of this number, 589 samples have been taken and sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).
In the Ashanti region where a 40-member team has been deployed to undertake surveillance, 160 people have been identified and contacted. From this, 22 samples have been taken for testing.
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has also commenced testing. The move is part of government’s efforts to establish more testing centres.
There are currently 58 infected persons continuing treatment at home after 20 of them were recently discharged. There are 50 cases on admission at Ga East where a hospital has been dedicated to treating infected persons.
In the Greater Accra Region, a 10-day house-to-house Coronavirus tracing and testing exercise has begun in the Ayawaso West Municipality. The Ayawaso West Municipality has been identified as a hotspot in the Greater Accra Region.
A similar exercise is being carried out in the Ashanti Region in an area yet to be disclosed by authorities.
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