Coronavirus: 37,954 persons tested so far – GHS


About 37,954 persons have so far been tested in Ghana with 566 of them testing positive for COVID-19,  Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has said.

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He said at a press briefing on Tuesday that: “44,421 samples have been taken to be tested. 37,954 test results are in.”




Giving an update of the global and local situation, Dr Kuma-Aboagye said aggressive tracing, testing and treatment have been Ghana’s approach to get ahead of the virus and contain Covid-19.




Ghana, he noted,  is doing 1,265 tests per every one million of the population. That’s the highest in Africa and 14th globally.

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According to him, 83 people are in recovery status with 66 people in treatment already having tested negative for the virus once.

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Two hundred and eight of the infected persons are well and in mild condition with two who remain critically ill. A total of 566 novel coronavirus cases have so far been recorded in Ghana with eight deaths.

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Regional Breakdown of COVID-19 cases:






Upper West – 7

Upper East – 4

Northern – 10

North East -1

Ashanti – 49

Volta – 9

Eastern 32

Central – 1

Western 1

Greater Accra – 452



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