Ghana has recorded 2 new COVID-19 deaths bringing the total deaths to 8 and 408 cases.
President Akufo Addo in his 6th address to the nation on measures taken to fight against COVID-19 disclosed the number of deaths was 6 but according to the Ghana Health Service, 2 new deaths have been recorded.
Via the Ghana Health Service website;
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“SITUATION UPDATE, COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN GHANA AS AT 10 APRIL 2020, 23:00 HRS.
Over the past twelve (12) days (since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance), a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. Among these include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing, social distancing, and intensive public education. These measures have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with high number of cases being reported.
As of 10 April 2020, 23:00 HRS, a total of 27,346 persons have been tested with 408 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 408 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and have tested negative, 394 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 408 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 205 were reported from the routine surveillance, 88 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, Northern, North East, Upper East and Upper West regions.”