Three contacts of the first confirmed case in the Upper East Region have tested positive for the virus.
This brings the total count of confirmed cases in the region to four.
This is according to Upper East Region Health Directorate.
“Following confirmation of the first COVID19 case in the Upper East region in 3rd April, 2020, forty-four close contacts had their samples taken to KCCR for testing.
We received the laboratory feedback in the contacts from KCCR which showed that three of the contacts tested positive for COVID19, bringing the total count of confirmed cases in the Upper East region to four,” the Regional Health Director, Dr. Winfred Ofosu said in a statement.
The statement added that all the three confirmed cases have been in isolation since they were identified as contacts.
Contact tracing has also been initiated to identify all close contacts of the new cases for quarantine.