Ghana has now recorded up to 204 cases of the Coronavirus disease.
According to the GHS, “Since the last situational update, Ghana has confirmed nine additional COVID-19 cases, all from Greater Accra region. Four (4) of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. Other four (4) have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana; and one travelled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days.
“As at 2nd April 2020, Ghana has recorded 204 cases COVID-19 with five (5) deaths. The number of regions reporting cases remain five (5) (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern). The Greater Accra Region has most of the cases (183) followed by the Northern Region (10), Ashanti Region (9), Upper West Region (1) and Eastern Region (1).
“Most of the cases are reported from routine/enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89.”
According to the GHS, two individuals are currently in critical condition.
The death toll is five.
“All five (5) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection,” says the GHS.
Don’t panic – Information minister ‘calms’ Ghanaians
Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press conference in March to update the country on government’s resolve to curb the pandemic sought to allay fears as he mentioned that it would be better for the Ghanaian people to rather observe the preventive measures instead of panicking.
He noted that “the general theory is that before you flatten the curve, you’re going to have a rise and as all your measures work, you begin to bring down and flatten the curve.”
“So we continue to encourage Ghanaians; do not panic, rather spend your time and your energy helping us to share the messages on the preventive etiquette. It’s better to spend your time to do things that prevent it than to panic,” he added.