The number of confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Ghana is 68, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service.
This comes after tests were conducted on returning Ghanaians who were caught up in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s order on Satruday for a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travelers entering Ghana, as directed by the president,” the Service indicated on its portal on Wednesday, March 25.
Thirty of the 68 confirmed cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.
Twenty-six persons tested positive as of Tuesday, March 24 after samples from them were tested.
Twelve more tested positive.
So far, 863 out of 1,030 have been tested.
Ghana has recorded two deaths from the disease with no recoveries yet.