The novel Coronavirus cases in Ghana have increased to 16.
The Ghana Health Service’s website dedicated to updating Ghanaians on COVID-19 cases confirmed the development.
The five new cases are all in the Greater Accra Region.
The latest update confirms fears in community spreading has begun in Ghana with at least two of the infected persons having no history of travel outside Ghana.
One of the cases is a 29-year-old woman resident of Accra with no history of travel.
Another man, aged 53, who is a resident in Tema, also has no history of travel also tested positive.
Also, one of the new cases is a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra contact of a confirmed case at the place of work and was sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.
Ghana is likely to record more cases of COVID-19 with the next two weeks, the Information Minister disclosed.
He said predictions by health experts are that the number of cases of the pandemic will rise within the above mentioned period before a likely decline of the spread of the disease.
Addressing the press on Wednesday, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah assured that the authorities have expressed readiness for any impending case and therefore called on Ghanaians to be calm and take precautionary measures seriously.
“The health experts tell us that the next two weeks are critical in determining whether or not we will get significant community spread. They tell us that, the general theory of pandemic management is that, often the numbers are likely to go up a bit before the situation gets better. Therefore, they are bracing for the possibility of some limited recordings of more cases in the medium term but they continue to assure us that, the systems they are putting together are such that we are able to control it and hold this virus in check,” he said.