Sixteen cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Ghana.

Three of the five new cases have no travel history.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), all five were reported from the Greater Accra Region.

The first new case is a 29-year-old Ghanaian lady who is a resident of Accra who has no history of travel.

The second case is a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady also resident in Accra. The patient is a contact of a confirmed case at a place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

A 53-year-old Ghanaian male is the third confirmed case. He is resident in Tema with no travel history. GHS said there was no evidence of close contact with the confirmed case and sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

The fourth case involves a 41-year-old Ghanaian male who arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020.

The Service said its investigations indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing. His sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

The fifth case is a 36-year-old Ghanaian male who residents of Paris in France. His date of arrival in Ghana is unconfirmed and there is no evidence of contact with an infected person.

According to GHS, patients are responding to treatment and so far no death has been recorded.