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COVID 19: Ghana’s COVID 19 Confirmed Cases Now 1,042 : Full Details

Ghana has recorded 1,042 positive cases of the coronavirus. This was disclosed by President Akufo-Addo during his seventh address to the nation on the government’s fight against the coronavirus.

The spike in Ghana’s cases has been linked to the government enhanced contact tracing. President Akufo-Addo says that about 86,000 contacts of infected persons have been traced with 68,591 of them already tested for the virus, a feat he attributes to the three-week partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi.

 

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We have, till date, traced some eighty-six thousand (86,000) contacts, out of which we have test results of sixty-eight thousand, five hundred and ninety-one (68,591) contacts. There is, thus, a backlog of some eighteen thousand (18,000) tests whose results are yet to be received… Out of this number, one thousand and forty-two (1,042) persons, i.e. 1.5%, have been confirmed as positive, with sixty-seven thousand, five hundred and forty-nine (67,549), i.e. 98.5%, testing negative,” the President disclosed. Out of Ghana’s 1,042 cases, nine have succumbed to the disease with ninety-nine persons recovering.

“Ninety-nine (99) persons have recovered and have been discharged; and nine hundred and thirty (930) persons, who have been isolated, are responding to treatment either in their homes or in treatment facilities. These nine hundred and thirty (930) persons, after their treatment, will soon undergo the mandatory two (2) tests to determine if they have also recovered from the virus or otherwise,” the President added

Ghana’s cases were confirmed in ten of its sixteen regions, with Greater Accra having the most cases (882). The Ashanti and Eastern Regions follow with 62 and 51 cases respectively. The other regions are Northern (11) Volta (10), Upper East (8), Upper West (8), Central (7), North East (2) and Western (1) regions.

 

 

The President’s The Statement

 

This was announced by President Akufo-Addo during his seventh address to the nation on the outbreak today, Sunday, April 19, 2020, With the following statements:

“Since the first two (2) cases of infections were recorded on our shores, we have, till date, traced some eighty-six thousand (86,000) contacts, out of which we have test results of sixty-eight thousand, five hundred and ninety-one (68,591) contacts. There is, thus, a backlog of some eighteen thousand (18,000) tests whose results are yet to be received.”

“The overwhelming majority of these contacts have been established in the last three weeks of the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi. Out of this number, one thousand and forty-two (1,042) persons, i.e. 1.5%, have been confirmed as positive, with sixty-seven thousand, five hundred and forty-nine (67,549), i.e. 98.5%, testing negative; ninety-nine (99) persons have recovered and have been discharged; and nine hundred and thirty (930) persons, who have been isolated, are responding to treatment either in their homes or in treatment facilities. These nine hundred and thirty (930) persons, after their treatment, will soon undergo the mandatory two (2) tests to determine if they have also recovered from the virus or otherwise,” he added.

 

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