Ghana's confirmed cases of COVID-19 rises to 313 from 287

Ghana's confirmed cases of COVID-19 rises to 313 from 287

- Ghana's number of COVID-19 cases has risen from 287 to 313

- The numbers have resulted from the enhanced contact tracing and testing that is currently ongoing

- Another death has also been recorded, sending the total number to 6 now

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The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 also known as the novel coronavirus in Ghana has risen quite rapidly from 287 to 313 as at the midnight of March 7.

According to the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, enhanced contact tracing and testing is ongoing in Ghana and has resulted in the increased number of the confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total number of deaths has also increased to six as one new person has been reported to have passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus.

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Out of 26 new cases that were recorded, which pushed Ghana's cases from 287 to 313, one new case was recorded in the Central Region, which is the region's first case.

This means that a total of 7 regions in Ghana have currently confirmed at least one case of the novel coronavirus with Greater Accra, remaining the epicentre of the disease.

Over 15,000 people are being tested as part of the enhanced contact tracing and testing being carried out by the ministry of health and the total number of positive cases detected would be critical for Ghana's near future.

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In other news, a Ghanaian medical doctor identified as Dr Emmanuel Kwesi Coomson has created a simple full-face mask that serves as an effective protective shield against COVID-19.

The report was sighted by on the official Facebook handle of Nhyira 104.5 FM, in which it was revealed that the medical officer serves in a large capacity as a medical superintendent at Essam Government Hospital.

According to the renowned doctor, the face shield was made of transparent rubber, foam, glue and elastic band, and can be made by everyone who wishes to.

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