One more person has been added to the mortality rate in Ghana's confirmed Coronavirus cases bringing the total deaths to nine(9).
This was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on its official COVID-19 update page.
In addition, they confirmed the country's case count is now at 834, this including 99 recoveries, 4 moderate to severe cases as well as 234 are well and responding to treatment.
These are the details as put on the Ghana Health service page:
SITUATION UPDATE, COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN GHANA - 18 APRIL 2020
The Ghana Health Service is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing as part of the COVID-19 testing exercise. This is after some 57,000 samples have already been successfully tested as of April 15th 2020.
In the first batch of this backlog, an additional 198 have been found to be positive. This will bring Ghana’s total case count to 834 at the moment. The general public is however advised that this does not represent new infections that are occurring. It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples.
The laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples. Hopefully in the next few days, all the testing would be completed.
Total samples tested so far now stands at 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.
Ghana Extends Lockdown For One More Week
Restriction of movement in Greater Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa has been extended for one more week.
This was announced by President Akufo-Addo during his 6th address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, April 9.
A 14-day restriction was imposed with the aim of controlling the spread of the novel Coronavirus and according to the President, "it is important that we stay the course".
Greater Accra – 685
Ashanti – 59
Eastern – 51
Northern – 11
Volta – 9
Upper West – 8
Upper East – 8
North East – 1
Western – 1
Central – 1
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