Coronavirus: Seven out of 10 cases are local infections

Of every 10 cases of coronavirus detected in Ghana, seven were contracted locally, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed.

Local infections include cases involving people who had tested positive for the virus but have not travelled outside the country in the last two weeks when the contagion was detected.

This group of persons form 70% (445) of the total confirmed cases of 636 reported at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14, on the official COVID-19 website of the GHS.

The rest 30% (191) are people who have travelled outside the country to various destinations.

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Of the total cases, 17 have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged.

The majority of those infected with the disease are males comprising 378 while females make up 258.

About 605 have been categorised as having “mild disease” and are on treatment; two are classified as moderate-to-severe cases, with no one in critical state condition, and eight have perished.

According to GHS, 268 of the 636 cases were reported from routine surveillance, 253 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

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Greater Accra leads the pack of regions with 509 cases. Ashanti Region follows in second place with a wide gap recording 53 cases. The Eastern region is third with 41 cases, and the Northern Region is fourth with 10 cases.

Volta Region comes in fifth with nine cases with Upper West Region taking the sixth position, registering seven cases.

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The Upper East is at eight with four cases, as the North East, Western and Central Regional have all recorded one case each.

Western, Bono, Ahafo, Savannah, Bono East and Oti are yet to record any cases officially.

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