Ghana’s COVID-19 Cases Climbs To 566, 8 Deaths

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Ghana has recorded 566 confirmed cases of the COVID-19.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the new cases were reported in the Western and Volta regions, which now become the ninth and tenth regions respectively to confirm a case of COVID-19.

The increasing number of cases is due to the ongoing enhanced surveillance exercise.

“As of 11 April 2020, 23:00 Hrs, a total of 37,954 persons have been tested with 566 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorized as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died,” GHS indicated.

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.

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

Ghana Extends Lockdown For One More Week

Restriction of movement in Greater Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa has been extended for one more week.

This was announced by President Akufo-Addo during his 6th address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, April 9.

A 14-day restriction was imposed with the aim of controlling the spread of the novel Coronavirus and according to the President, “it is important that we stay the course”

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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