Coronavirus: Western, Volta regions record cases, total now 566

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The Western and Volta regions have become the latest regionS to confirm a case of COVID-19 in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed.

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This brings the number of regions with recorded cases to 10 out of the 16 regions.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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