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Situation Update of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Ghana as at 6th April 2020

Following measures of enhanced tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID 19 cases. As at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 COVID-19 cases with 5 deaths have recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra has most cases (189), followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1). Most of these cases are reported from enhanced or routine surveillance activities.

The period for mandatory quarantine for who arrived 21-22 March 2020 ended by the close of yesterday. In a total of 1,030 were quarantined during the period. Out of these 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing, whilst 951 were negative. Twenty five (25) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening conducted on 12th-13th day of follow up, bringing to a total of 104 which constitues 10.1% among the travellers that were quarantined.

All the positive cases were triaged in GA East Hospital, and were segregated for treatment at isolation either at a health facility or at home.

Epi curve of COVID-19 case-patient Ghana, March – April 2020
COVID-19 cases-patients by sex and age group March – April 2020

Source: ghanahealthservice.org

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