Ghana has recorded 8 deaths, 17 recoveries from COVID-19

April 14, 2020 / Comments (0)

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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 11.
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
CategoryRecovered & DischargedWell / Responding to Treatment in Facilities / Home / IsolationCritical / Moderately IllDeadTotal
General Surveillance 8315028243
Travellers undergoing mandatory quarantine (Accra)010500105
Travellers under mandatory quarantine (Tamale)0100010
Enhanced contact tracing020800208
Total8347328566
Source: Graphic Online

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