3 more cases of COVID-19 hit Upper East Region in Ghana

3 more cases of COVID-19 hit Upper East Region in Ghana

- 3 more cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the Upper East Region

- The total number of cases in the region is now 4 after 44 contacts of the first case were traced

- A new contact-tracing exercise has started for the 3 new people

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A total of three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Upper East Region, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to four.

Myjoyonline.com indicates in a news report that the new cases were detected after contact tracing 44 people who came into contact with the first confirmed case in the region on April 3, 2020.

It is indicated that contact tracing has started to identify everyone the three people came into contact with as all three of them have been put in isolation.

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The report also confirms that the contacts that would be traced are to be put in quarantine before getting tested to determine the next line of action.

The release is reported to have been endorsed by the Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Winfred Ofosu.

Ghana has currently confirmed a total of 408 cases of the novel coronavirus in the country with eight people dying from the condition so far.

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Meanwhile, four new people have died from the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis in the Upper West Region of Ghana as the total number of deaths now hits a whopping 37 in the region alone.

According to a news report by CitiFM, the total number of people who are currently confirmed to have the medical condition nears 250 in the Upper West Region alone.

It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh reported days ago that more than 200 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis have been recorded in Ghana with 33 Ghanaians confirmed dead in the Upper West Region alone as country battles COVID-19.

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