Covid-19 : Community Infections Surpass Imported Cases In Ghana

The Ghana Health Service report indicate that the number of people who have contracted the coronavirus with no travel history has surpassed the number of imported cases in the country.

The figures revealed that 66.6 per cent of the people with the virus in the country have no history of travel, while those with travel history is pegged at 33.4 per cent.

“Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale,” the Ghana Health Service explained on Sunday.

A total of 37,954 persons have been tested for the virus as at March 12 of which 566 came out positive. Four of them have recovered and discharged.

To curb the spread of community infections, the government has extended partial lockdown imposed on Kumasi, Accra and Kasoa by one more week.


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