COVID-19: Ghana’s Case Count Now 1550, 11 Fatalities, 155 Recoveries

1 Mins read can confirm that Ghana’s case count of the novel coronavirus has jumped to 1,550; with the dealth toll climbing up to 11.

The updated case count comes after 271 more persons tested positive for the virus.

The Ghana Health Service affirmed this in its latest update of the pandemic’s situation in the country on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

21 additional recoveries have been confirmed with the total number of recoveries now 155, while 6 persons are said to be “critically or moderately ill“.

According to the GHS, in terms of total percentage of the 100,622 tested and with 1,550 having contracted the virus, the positivity rate is 1.54%.

A breakdown of the data of the over one hundred thousand tested indicates that 21,047 of the case count were picked up through “routine surveillance“, 77,553 from “contact tracing“, while 2,022 were “mandatorily quarantined”.

The GHS data further makes interesting reading.

Of the COVID-19 infected persons, only 16% have a travel history, while an incredible 84% had no clear history of travel.

Regional Breakdown

Only four out of Ghana’s 16 regions have not recorded positive cases; Savannah, Bono, Ahafo and Bono East Regions.

Greater Accra Region – 1,347
Ashanti Region – 69
Eastern Region – 57
Oti Region – 17
Central Region – 17
Northern Region – 13
Volta Region – 10
Upper West Region – 8
Upper East Region – 8
North East Region – 2
Western Region – 1
Western North Region – 1
Savannah Region – 0
Bono Region – 0
Ahafo Region – 0
Bono East Region – 0

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