Coronavirus: Ghana’s case rises to 15,472
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have seen another leap as the Ghana Health Service announced 459 new cases.
This brings to 15,472, the country’s caseload, ever since the country recorded its first case on March 12.
With the country adopting a new discharge protocol for patients, 352 have been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 11,433.
Ghana’s active cases are 3,944, up from 3, 840. The active is the total number of cases minus the death and recoveries.
The death toll remains at 95, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, said at a press briefing in Accra.
“Currently, as of today, we have recorded 15,472 cumulative cases from the first day the number of persons who have tested positive in the country. Out of this, 9,146 came from enhanced contact tracing.”
“Either for now, we are looking at risk screening among others that is also part of the institutional data we are getting, and some of the testing of contacts. 6,327 has also come from general surveillance which is for those who present symptoms which suggest that they may be positive.
“Currently, we have about 22 people who are severe, six are critical, and 95 deaths. So, the total active cases 3947,” he further added.
Regional breakdown of Ghana’s cases; Greater Accra Region – 8,691, Ashanti Region – 2,915, Western Region – 1,213, Central Region – 798, Eastern Region – 407, Volta Region – 321, Upper East Region – 271, Oti Region – 105, Western North Region – 92, Northern Region – 77, Savannah Region – 38, Bono East Region – 35, Upper West Region – 35, Ahafo Region – 8, North East Region – 4, Bono Region – 3