COVID-19 Pandemic: 17 Persons Fully Recovered, 8 Deaths- GHS

Director General of the Ghana Health Service

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service,Dr Patrick Aboagye says 17 persons have fully recovered from the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic, having 8 deaths and 66 people who have tested negative twice awaiting recovery.
Speaking in a Press Conference at the Ministry of Information on tuesday, he said,218 persons with mild condition are undergoing home management with other 7 individuals on admission in the Volta Region responding to treatment.
According to him, three more has been included for the expansion of test centers where new isolation places are also being identified across the country to help combat COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that there is going to be a massive cooperation of Ghanaians needed to reduce stigma and a period of aggressive testing to be continued in Accra,Tema and Kumasi to help detect more cases for treatment.

Background

Over the past thirteen (13) days (since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance), a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. Among these include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing, social distancing, and intensive public education. These measures have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with high number of cases being reported.

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 categorised as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died.

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

 

 

Source: www.goonlinegh.com

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