Eastern Region has not recorded any confirmed case of COVID-19 infection as at March 30, 2020.

The region has recorded 28 clinically suspected cases out of which results of samples sent to the Nouguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research indicate that 27 are negative and the last result is yet to come out.

This was contained in a press statement issued by the Eastern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service at Koforidua in the Eastern Region and signed by the Eastern Regional Director of Health, Dr(Mrs) Alberta Adjebeng Biritwum-Nyarku.

The statement said the region had four people who got contact with a confirmed case in Accra and were traced to the region.

The statement said one of the four had returned to Accra and the test conducted on the remaining three tested negative.

The press statement said, the region has 33 people who returned from countries that had recorded cases of COVID-19 and two of them had been tested and the results were negative.

It said the remaining 31 are being monitored by the District Directorates of Health Service in the districts where those people are residing across the region.

The statement said those 31 people would soon be tested.


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