Two more coronavirus patients in Ghana have died as Ghana’s case count has surpassed 400.
This is according to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service
GHS says that it has, as of Friday, April 10, tested 27,436 persons for the virus, with 408 of them testing positive.
205 of the confirmed cases were reported from routine surveillance and 88 from enhanced surveillance activities.
The remaining 115 were from travelers under mandatory quarantine in Accra and Tamale.
Meanwhile, two additional deaths have been recorded, bringing the toll to 8.
The number of patients who have fully recovered still stands at four.
Coronavirus cases recorded in eight regions
Ghana has so far recorded cases of the coronavirus in eight regions, with the North East Region being the latest.
The Greater Accra Region is the worst-hit region in the country, recording over 200 cases.
Other regions that have recorded cases are Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.
Ghanaians have been asked to keep calm and not panic even as the number of confirmed cases of the novel cornavirus is rising.
Since the country confirmed its first two cases on March 12, the numbers have risen to 287, as of April 4, 2020, with five deaths.
Fears have grown as some of the infected patients had neither travel history nor came into contact with a confirmed case, meaning that community spread have begun.
But the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, addressing the press on Tuesday, April 7, said that the rising figures must not cause panic.
He explained the increasing number of confirmed cases were a result of the government’s effort in dealing with the virus.
“We continue to encourage people not be alarmed when you see the raw case count numbers go up. It is because we are aggressively going out in search for the virus. We will find these numbers. The more numbers we find, the better we are disposed for the Ghana Health Service to provide them with care which is pillar number 3 (Care for the sick) on our strategy,” he said
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com