Ghana’s COVID-19 cases hit 1,154 with 120 recoveries (2)

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases hit 1,154 with 120 recoveries (2)

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have now increased to 1,154 with 120 recoveries.

This was announced by the Ghana Health Service at a press briefing on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

The development means that 112 new cases have been confirmed with 21 more people recovering since Sunday, April 19 when President Nana Akufo-Addo in his address to the nation.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye at the press conference indicated that except for the 115 travellers who tested positive on mandatory quarantine, new cases were recorded in the category of enhanced contact tracing and the general surveillance.

“Under the general surveillance, we have 401 cases that have reported positive. We still have the 115 travellers quarantined and tested positive and enhanced contact tracing in the last three weeks, we have 638 positives, bringing the number 1,154 cases as at today [April 22, 2020,” he said.

“Out of this, we have had about 120 recovered, It changed from the 99 in the last reporting,” he added.

Health authorities say the majority of the new cases were confirmed from the backlog of cases yet to be tested by the various testing centres across the country including the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR).

Also, the country has seen 21 more people recovering from coronavirus infection.

Total number of recoveries now 120

As announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye, the total recoveries now stand at 120.

This was also announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye.

He noted that, out of the recoveries, 82 were those who were being treated at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, “UGMC has reported 17 recoveries, Ridge has reported 3 recoveries, the 37 Military Hospital has recovered four recoveries, Tema General Hospital has one and Ashanti Region has six. Wa has one recovery and Tamale has six”.

Number of recoveries from the various hospitals

  • 82 from Ga East – 82
  • UGMC – 17
  • Ridge hospital – 3
  • 37 Military Hospital – 4
  • Tema General Hospital – 1
  • Ashanti region – 6
  • Upper West (Wa) – 1
  • Northern Region (Tamale) 6 cases