COVID-19: Upper East records first case; total cases now 205

COVID-19: Upper East records first case; total cases now 205

- The Upper East region has recorded its very first case COVID-19 case

- This brings Ghana's case to a total of 205

- The region becomes the 6th out of the 16 regions to record a case

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that one confirmed case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the Upper East region.

This has increased the country’s total case count to 205.

According to news on the Ghana Health Service website, this particular case has no travel history or contact with any confirmed case in Ghana.

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The Upper East region becomes the sixth region to be affected by the outbreak in Ghana.

Despite the recently recorded case in the Upper West Region, the Greater Accra Region still leads all 16 regions with the most number of confirmed cases.

So far the Greater Accra Region has 183 cases, Northern Region has 10 cases all of which are foreign cases, the Ashanti Region with 9 cases, the Upper West Region, Upper East Region and Eastern Region all recording 1 case respectively.

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In other news, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has stated that the country may not extend the two-week partial lockdown.

He revealed that the reason why the lockdown was initiated has so far been very successful and contact tracing in the past four days has been very effective.

As reported by KasapaOnline.com, he made this known when a Chinese delegation donated video conference facilities to the Ministry of Health and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge).

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