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Ghana confirms 64 coronavirus cases in one day

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced an additional sixty-four confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest so far in just a day.

The newly confirmed cases bring the tally to 132 within just two weeks, with 3 deaths so far recorded.

Ghana announced its first two cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 12 after it confirmed that a Norwegian diplomat and a Ghanaian who returned from Norway and Turkey respectively, had contracted the virus.

Government responded to the discovery by banning public gatherings and ordering the closure of all educational institutions, airports and borders, as part of measures to control the spread of the bug.

number of travelers who were entering Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport, a day before its closure, were detained and are being monitored under the 14-day mandatory quarantine instituted by government.

These measures are yet to yield full results as the number of confirmed cases has keeps surging.

However, according to the GHS, the sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana.

A statement on its website disclosed that the number of confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested, now stands at seventy-eight (78).

Ghana has a total of 1,030 persons under mandatory quarantine, and some are yet to be tested for the virus.

Also, through routine surveillance, the GHS has confirmed 54 cases of coronavirus with 49 of them responding to treatment, 1 in critical condition and 3 deaths.

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