Ghana has recorded 8 deaths from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), while confirmed cases remain 566, with two critically ill. Also, 17 persons have recovered.
Previously Ghana’s count stood at 8 deaths from 566 cases.
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the GHS who gave an update of the global and local situation, said aggressive tracing, testing and treatment has been Ghana’s approach to get ahead of the virus and contain it.
He said in Ghana, a total of 37,954 persons had been tested with 566
cases confirmed for COVID-19, as at the close of day on Saturday April
Of the number, 58% are males and 42% female.
“This accounts for a per capita testing to 1,265 per 1,000,000, the highest in Africa, followed by South Africa with a per capita testing of 1,161 per million population.”
Ghana’s testing regime puts the country at 14th in the world.
As at the said date, 44,421 samples had been taken, with tests per capita at 1480/1,000,000.
|Covid-19, Ghana as at 12th April, 2020|
|Category||Recovered & Discharged||Well / Responding to Treatment in Facilities / Home / Isolation||Critical / Moderately Ill||Dead||Total|
|Travellers undergoing mandatory quarantine (Accra)||0||105||0||0||105|
|Travellers under mandatory quarantine (Tamale)||0||10||0||0||10|
|Enhanced contact tracing||0||208||0||0||208|
Source: Graphic Online