The Eastern Region has recorded eight additional new coronavirus cases bringing the region’s total count to 28, Myjoyonline.com has learnt.

According to Eastern Regional Correspondent, Kofi Siaw, all the eight new cases were recorded in the Lower Manya Krobo District.

The region until Good Friday had only one case, an Indian expatriate working with the Afcon construction company building the Tema-Akosombo rail project.

Earlier, Municipal Health Director, Bismark Sarkodie, told the reporter they were expecting more results from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research where the samples had been sent for testing.

The region now has the third-highest number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus cases, after Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.

The national case count as announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo Thursday night in his national address remains 378 with six deaths and four recoveries.

So far eight of the country’s 16 regions have recorded at least a case of the deadly infection.

These are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern and Central regions. The rest are Upper East, Upper West, Eastern and North East regions.

Below is the regional distribution of case-patients between March and April 2020, as published by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).