Covid-19: Cases in Ghana shoots up to 195 cases

The COVID-19 cases in Ghana have now shoot from 161 to 195, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has announced.

According to him, 106 of the cases are from routine surveillance, adding that cases from those on mandatory quarantine remain 89.

The Minister who made this known at the Press briefing at the Ministry of Information  disclosed that 38 people have recovered and discharged while another 49 are receiving treatment from home. Deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana still stands at 5.

Over 860, 000 people have been infected globally with the deadly virus while over 42, 000 people have died with Italy recording the highest number of deaths.

Meanwhile, over 178, 000 have recovered globally from the disease.

In Ghana, nine (9) new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update on 30th March 2020.

All nine (9) cases were reported from Accra, three (3) of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for six (6) of them there is no history of travel outside.

Meanwhile, the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are NEGATIVE for COVID-19.

Three (3) of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms.

As at 31st March 2020, additional thirty-one (31) confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests.

This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to forty-nine (49).

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