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Ghana’s Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Hit 408


Ghana’s confirmed cases of coronavirus has moved from 378 to 408 as at Saturday April 11.

Ghana Health Service (GHS) made this known.

It reported that two more people receiving treatment for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died bringing the total number of deaths to eight.

” Of the 408 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 205 were reported from the routine surveillance, 88 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale, ” the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in its update statement said.

It further noted that the positive cases were confirmed among some 27,346 persons tested for the virus.

Giving a breakdown of the conditions of the 408 positive cases, the GHS said four people have been treated, discharged and have tested negative upon a second test.

It further noted that 394 cases have been categorised as mild disease on treatment with two moderate to severe cases.

It said none of the patients were currently on ventilators.

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

Over the past 12 days the government introduced measures to enhance surveillance to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.

The measures 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.

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