Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana now 636

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Ghana has now recorded 636 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

GHS during its regular updates of the cases in the country attributed the rise in the number of cases to the routine surveillance being embarked upon by Health officials in the country.

Below is the full explanation from the GHS:

In the past two weeks since the institution of enhanced surveillance, restriction of movement and continuous public education to prevent the spread of cases of COVID-19. Several cases have been recorded as a result of intensive contact tracing and testing.

As of 13th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 44,421 persons have been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.

Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com

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