The Ghana Health Service has confirmed one case of the novel corona virus in the Upper East Region.

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The patient is said to have no travel history or contact with any confirmed case in the country.

This brings Ghana’s case count to 205.

The Upper East region becomes the sixth region to record cases of the viral outbreak with the Greater Accra region being the worst affected.

The other regions are Northern Region (10), Ashanti Region (9), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

This development raises more concerns of a possible surge in community transfer of COVID-19 in the country.

On Thursday nine new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. Out of the number “four (4) of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. The other four (4) have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana; and one traveled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days,” the Ghana Health Service noted.

Out of the 205 recorded cases, five persons have died.

Three others have been discharged from their respective treatment facilities after full recovery with over 40 patients discharged for home treatment.

Whilst two are in critical condition, the rest are reported to be responding well to treatment.

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