COVID 19: Community Infection Numbers Increasing As Ghana’s Confirmed Cases Hit 636 With 17 Recoveries

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As of today 14th April 2020, confirmed coronavirus cases have increased from 566 to 636 with 17 recoveries and 8 deaths.

According to the Ghana Health Service Website, the numbers have increased due to the enhanced contact tracing and testing.

In a chart sighted by on the website of the Ghana Health Service indicates that 70% of persons infected have no travel history while 30% have history.

Age distribution of confirmed cases of COVID-19

As of 13th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 44,421 persons have been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19.

The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorized as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in the critical state currently and eight (8) have died.

Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 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 regions.