Ghana’s coronavirus case count rises by 5 to hit 641

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana now stands at 641, according to the latest update on the pandemic by the Ghana Health Service on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

On Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases, according to the GHS, was 636.

“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 of 14th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 50,719 persons have been tested with 641 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 641 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged. Furthermore, 66 have tested negative once and awaiting second test. This brings together a total of 83 cases that have been recovered / discharged. 548 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,” according to the GHS update.

The Service adds that the five new cases were recorded in the following locations: one from Adenta Municipality and two  each from Ayawaso East and Ayawaso Central Municipalities.

“With the exception of one of the cases from Ayawaso East, all the new cases are asymptomatic. Contacts of the new cases are being listed for follow up.

“Of the 641 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from two from the routine surveillance, 258 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers who were previously under mandatory quarantine in Accra and Tamale,” the GHS explained.

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

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