Seventy-three new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), taking Ghana’s total case count to 287 as of midnight of Monday, April 6.
The majority of the cases came from the enhanced contact tracing and its concomitant testing by the Service.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had stated in his nationwide broadcast on Sunday that Ghana would enter a critical phase of the fight this week as a result of the determination of the outcome of 15,384 tests.
According to the Ghana Health Service, most of the recent figures were from the enhanced contact tracing and testing.
But 26 are from the travellers who were taken into mandatory quarantine.
They had initially tested negative but converted to positive in the exit tests done.
A huge chunk of the confirmed cases are in Greater Accra, which together with Greater Kumasi, is on a 14-day lockdown, a measure imposed to stem the spread of the disease.
A total of 256 of coronavirus cases has been confirmed in the Greater Accra Region.
Eighteen have so far been confirmed in the Ashanti Region with 10 recorded in the Northern Region.
One each has been recorded in the Upper West, Upper East and Eastern regions.
Five persons with underlying health conditions lost the battle to survive.
The country has had only three patients recover from the viral loads.
Forty-nine have been discharged from hospital and are under home management.
A total of 228 are said to be well and responding to treatment.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana