Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 152 from 141, according to the Ghana Health Service.
The 11 new cases were recorded on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Of the new cases, 10 are among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in the Northern Regional Capital Tamale, under the direction of the Regional Security Committee.
All these 10 cases are Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following an intelligence report.
The eleventh case was, however, recorded in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
Tamale is currently the fourth region to record COVID-19 cases aside Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West.
Meanwhile, Greater Accra, Ashanti and other parts of the Central region are preparing for a partial lockdown, which will take effect at 1:00 AM, Monday. This will exclude essential service providers, members of the Executive arm of government, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, senior staffers, special assistants, media among others.
As at March 28, 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for coronavirus in Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service.
Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7 percent) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3 percent) from routine surveillance activities.
Among all 2,519 persons tested, 141 tested positive, representing 5.6 percent. Also, among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2 percent tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, 62, representing 5.0 percent tested positive.
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.
A total of 231 contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up, while two people have recovered from the disease, five have died.