The number of people without travel history who have contracted the deadly novel coronavirus in Ghana has surpassed the number of imported cases as the virus continues to spread across the length and breadth of the country.
Figures from the Ghana Health Service indicate that 66.6% of the people with the virus in the country have no travel history while those with travel history make 33.4%.
In a period of four weeks, the country has recorded 566 cases of the Coronavirus in about ten (10) out of the Sixteen (16) regions.
“Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced activities and 115 from travelers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale” the Ghana Health Service explained.
A total of 37,954 persons have been tested for the virus so far, since March 12. Out of which 552 cases have categorized as mild while two are said to be moderate to severe cases.
According to health authorities, “none is currently on ventilators”
Health officials have attributed the sudden increase in the number cases to the intensive effort put into contact tracing and testing as well as other measures introduced by the government to stem the incessant spread of the virus.
Among these efforts include a two-week partial lockdown in Accra, Kumasi, and Kasoa, and restrictions on social gatherings.