Covid – 19 April 2020 update: Cape Coast records first case of coronavirus.

Ever since the first case of coronavirus was recorded on March 12 2020 in Ghana, there seems to be a gradual spread of the fast spreading virus moving to the various regions, with Cape Coast recording its first case of the Covid-19 disease.

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The 57 year old man had arrived from the United Kingdom on March 17, barely 5 days after the first case was recorded in the country.

Cape Coast records first case

Regional breakdown of cases 

Greater Accra Region – 274

Ashanti Region – 25

Northern Region – 10

Eastern Region – 1

Upper West Region – 1

Upper East Region – 1

Central Region – 1

However, so far, a sum total of 161 cases have been recorded via the routine surveillance, with 37 cases from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travelers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

Central Region, especially Cape Coast becomes the seventh region to record a coronavirus case making it a national tally of 313, with six deaths recorded and officially 3 full recoveries. Others have recovered, but are awaiting second test to confirm their total recovery.


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