Ghana’s Covid 19 cases surpass 15,000 infections

New numbers have been recorded in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana…


The overall infections have risen to 15, 472 cases, 9,146 of them were through enhanced contact tracing.


6,327 of them came from general surveillance and the number of recovered patients have also gone up to 11,433.


Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye at a press briefing organised by the Information Ministry explains further below.


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“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 has come through 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. Of this 15,472, 11,433 have recovered and are home or at their workplaces.”

“Currently, we have about 22 people who are severe, six are critical, and 95 deaths. So the total active cases 3947,” he further added.


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