The development means 112 new cases areconfirmed with 21 more people recovering since Sunday, April 19 when President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the country.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye at the news conference indicated that apart from the 115 travellers who tested positive on mandatory quarantine, new cases were recorded within the category of enhanced contact tracing and therefore the general surveillance.
“Under the overall surveillance, we’ve 401 cases that have reported positive. We still have the 115 travellers quarantined and tested positive and enhanced contact tracing within the last three weeks, we’ve 638 positives, bringing the amount 1,154 cases as at today [April 22, 2020,” he said.
“Out of this, we’ve had about 120 recovered, It changed from the 99 within the last reporting,” he added.
Health authorities say the bulk of the new cases were confirmed from the backlog of cases yet to be tested by the varied testing centers across the country including the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and therefore the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in medicine (KCCR).
Meanwhile, the govt has said that it expects more new cases to be reported.