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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,279

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OFFICIALS of Ghana Health Service said that Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 1,154 with new 120 recoveries.

  The country also recorded about 10 new deaths in the same period. This is happening just after Ghana removed the lockdown order it had earlier put in place.

  The development means that 112 new cases have been confirmed with 21 more people recovering since President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the country.

  According to Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye, except for 115 travellers who tested positive on mandatory quarantine, new cases were recorded in the category of enhanced contact tracing and the general surveillance.

  “Under the general surveillance, we have 401 cases that have reported positive. We still have the 115 travellers quarantined and tested positive and enhanced contact tracing in the last three weeks, we have 638 positives, bringing the number 1,154. Out of this, we have had about 120 recovered. It changed from the 99 in the last reporting,” he said.

  Health authorities say the majority of the new cases were confirmed from the backlog of cases yet to be tested by the various testing centers across the country including the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR).

  Meanwhile, the government has said that it expects more new cases to be reported.

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