COVID-19: Community infections now more than imported cases


Statistics that have emerged from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) indicate that the number of Community infections in the country has now surpassed that of the imported cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

This new statistic surpassed that of earlier reports that the virus was only affecting persons who arrived in the country from Europe and other continents.

According to figures released by the state agency, 66.6 per cent of the people with the virus in the country have no travel history, while those with travel history is pegged at 33.4 per cent.

Four weeks after reporting its first two cases of the virus, Ghana now has recorded 566 cases with eight deaths.

“Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale,” the Ghana Health Service explained on Sunday.

A total of 37,954 persons have been tested for the virus since March 12 of which 566 came out positive. Four of them have recovered and discharged.

Of the current positive cases, 552 cases have been categorised as mild while two are said to be moderate to severe cases.

“None [is] currently on ventilators,” a statement from the GHS said.

The upsurge in the figures have however been attributed to the mass testing ongoing in some parts of Accra and Kumasi.

Source: Ghana | | KWAKU NTI


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