COVID-19 cases in Ghana have jumped to 566 from 408 as of Saturday evening.
The development means over 140 cases have been recorded over the last 24 hours.
According to Ghana Health Service, as of 11 April 2020, a total of 37,954 persons had been tested with 566 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorised as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died.
Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 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”.
According to the GHS, the new cases were detected over the past twelve (12) days since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has extended the restrictions on public gatherings by two more weeks.
The President signed the Executive Instrument (EI) extending the duration of the restrictions imposed under EI 64 and EI 65 Sunday.
The extension takes effect from Monday April 13, 2020.
As announced already, the restrictions imposed on movement of persons in Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, under EI 65, have been extended for a further period of one (1) week with effect from Monday, 13th April, 2020.
All other provisions, including all exemptions in EI 64 and EI 65, are still in full force and effect, a government notice said.
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