Coronavirus cases in the Western Region have shot up to nine as of Monday April 27, 2020.

According to sources at the Western Region Health Directorate six cases were recorded in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

Five of these cases are returnees who live in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis while the other one has no travel history.

The source further disclosed that the other two confirmed cases were recorded in the Nzema East Municipality, Axim to be precise.

The Western Region had it’s first confirmed COVID-19 two weeks ago from a Chinese national who works with Coastal Quarry Company in Shama.

“These are new cases, it has nothing to do with our contact tracing with the Shama one, the Shama cases are still pending awaiting results,” the source emphasized.

The Western Regional Health Directorate is set to brief the media today April 28, 2020 about the new confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, as at April 26, 2020, Ghana’s covid-19 cases has risen to a total of 1,550 cases. This indicates an additional 227 confirmed positive cases.

That of the cases of recoveries have jumped to 155; an additional 21 recoveries from in addition to the 134 recoveries.


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