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Ghana’s Covid-19 cases Shoots to 636

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Ghana’s  Covid-19 cases are now 636.

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Ghana’s Covid-19 cases now stand at 636 after 70 new cases were confirmed by health officials, Tuesday.

The number of regions affected are still 10, with six regions yet to record a case

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A total of 44,421 persons have been tested for the disease, the Ghana Health Service said in an update.

Greater Accra Region also remains the epicentre for the pandemic with the number of cases in the region now at 509.

The Ashanti and Eastern Region follow with 53 and 41 Covid-19 cases respectively.

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The Northern region still has 10 cases while Volta region stands at nine cases of the novel coronavirus.

Upper West Region has recorded seven and neighbouring Upper East region has four cases.

Western and Central Regions have recorded a case each.

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Meanwhile, major parts of the Greater Accra region and the Ashanti region remain under lockdown.

SITUATION UPDATE, COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN GHANA AS AT 13 APRIL 2020, 23:00 HRS

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In the past two weeks since the institution of enhanced surveillance, restriction of movement and continuous public education to prevent the spread of cases of COVID-19. Several cases have been recorded as a result of intensive contact tracing and testing.

As of 13th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 44,421 persons have been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.

Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.

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