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Health News of Tuesday, 28 April 2020


5 new casualties as Ghana’s Coronavirus death toll hits 16

Ghana has recorded 5 more deaths in 3 days Ghana has recorded 5 more deaths in 3 days

Five more people have died from the global fast-spreading pandemic, the Coronavirus, raising the tally from eleven (11) to sixteen (16).

Barely 72 hours after Ghana’s case count rose to 1550 with 155 recoveries and 11 deaths, the new figures suggest a sharp increase of 121 additional confirmed cases and 33 recoveries.

During an update on the country’s case management of the viral disease at the Ministry of Information Wednesday afternoon, Director General of the Ghana Health Service disclosed that out of the total cases six patients are “critically ill” with two of them at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), three at Ga East Municipal Hospital and one at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

“Ghana currently has 1,671 cases confirmed as at this morning. Out of this 568 has come from general surveillance which those who fall ill and approached the hospital and were tested. 105 still remains part of the earlier quarantined in Tamale and those we have from the enhanced tracing that’s the group that we actually went out to look for, we found a 1,113 bringing our total to 1,671. Currently, about 1,461 are well or no symptoms and are responding very well to treatment. We have about six who are moderate to critically ill, two (2) at UGMC, three (3) in Ga East, and one (1) in Korle-Bu as we speak today all the other part of the country, we do not have any other critical cases. For recoveries, we have recovered about 188 all these people have recovered and we are waiting on more for the second test to be discharged,” Dr. Patrick Aboagye noted.

Here is a breakdown of the regional cases

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

*Greater Accra Region - 1,433

*Ashanti Region - 84

*Eastern Region - 57

*Upper East Region - 18

*Oti Region - 17

*Central Region - 17

*Northern Region - 13

*Volta Region - 11

*Western Region - 9

*Upper West Region - 8

*North East Region - 2

*Western North Region - 1

*Savannah Region - 0

*Bono Region - 0

*Ahafo Region - 0

*Bono East Region - 0