COVID-19: CONFIRMED CASES 834, THE RISE IN NEW CASES DOES NOT REPRESENT NEW INFECTIONS IN GHANA

As it stands, total samples tested for COVID-19 in Ghana is 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive of the deadly virus that has claimed over 146,088 lives and 2,160,207 persons infected globally.




Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana has jump to eight hundred and thirty four (834) with nine (9) mortality.


The Ghana Health Service as it stands is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing as part of the COVID-19 testing exercise.


Currently, two hundred and thirty four (234) infected persons of COVID-19 are well or responding to treatment whiles four remain in critical condition or are moderately ill.

According to the Ghana Health Service, in the first batch of this backlog, an additional 198 have been found to be positive bring the nation's confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 834.


This is after some 57,000 samples have already been successfully tested as at April 15th 2020.


However, the the general public is been caution to take note that, the rise in new cases does not represent new infections that are occurring.


It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples.


"Laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples"Ghana Health Service added.


It is expected that somewhere next week, the testing would have been completed.


As it stands, total samples tested for COVID-19 in Ghana is 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive of the deadly virus that has claimed over 146,088 lives and 2,160,207 persons infected globally.


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.





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