Confirmed: Ghana’s Covid-19 Cases Now 204

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases now stands at 204 as 02 April 14:oo Hours.

Ghana Health Service reports the confirmation of additional five cases in the Greater Accra region.

The number of regions with confirmed cases are still five.

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Break Down of the Confirmed Cases

Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities.

Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89.

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Four (4) of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case

Other four (4) have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana;

and one travelled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days.

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The number of deaths  still remain 5.

A total of 31 people have recovered from the covid-19 in Ghana. The Ghana Health service say they would be allowed to go out after some time. Meanwhile the 31 people have been discharged but are still under observation.

Covid-19 Cases in the World

There are currently over 950,667 and over 48,ooo deaths according to Worldometer report.

The coronavirus  is affecting 203 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan, and the Holland America’s MS Zaandam cruise ship.

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The novel coronavirus’ case fatality rate has been estimated at around 2%, in the WHO press conference held on January 29, 2020 [ . However, it noted that, without knowing how many were infected, it was too early to be able to put a percentage on the mortality rate figure.

A prior estimate  had put that number at 3%.

Fatality rate can change as a virus can mutate, according to epidemiologists.

For comparison, the case fatality rate for SARS was 10%, and for MERS 34%.

China and South Korea have flattened their curves. Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands have begun to flatten their curves.