COVID-19: Case count in Ghana jumps to 834; 99 recoveries

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Confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease have now jumped to 834, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Updates on the disease released by the GHS is that the number of patients that have recovered from the disease has shot up to 99.

One more patient have also died of the disease.

Below is the full update from the GHS:

“…Some 57,000 samples already successfully tested as at April 15th 2020. In the first batch of this backlog, an additional 198 have been found to be positive. This will bring Ghana’s total case count to 834 at the moment. The general public is however advised that this does not represent new infections that are occurring. It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples,” part of the report by the health service read.

“The laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples. Hopefully in the next few days, all the testing would be completed.

“Total samples tested so far now stands at 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report. Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.”

The additional death recorded brings to total, 9 cases so far.

A further breakdown shows that the community base spread of the pandemic has hit 77 percent.

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

Below is the Regional breakdown

Greater Accra – 685

Ashanti – 59

Eastern – 51

Northern – 11

Volta – 9

Upper West – 8

Upper East – 8

North East – 1

Western – 1

Central – 1

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