Ghana’s plight is far from over as ‘Coronavirus’ claims 18 lives
Ghana has lost seven more lives to the novel coronavirus bringing the count to 18.
This was announced today by the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye who was updating the media on the COVID-19 situation in the country.
He said six people were also in critical condition and expressed the scientists commitment in working assiduously to save their lives.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye revealed that 2,169 people have tested positive to the virus with 229 recoveries who were waiting to be discharged after their second test.
Dr Aboagye explained that 95 more people tested positive which brought the total case from 1,671 to 2,169 as at Saturday, May 2.
According to him,563 out of the 1,671 cases were from general surveillance, and the other105 were from the backlog tests, adding that 10 from the quarantine in Tamale and the enhanced tracing exercise.
“About 1,461 are showing mild or no symptoms and are responding very well to treatment. Six are moderately or critically ill, two at UGMC, three in Ga East and one in Korle Bu. No critical case in other parts of the country,” he added.
Dr Aboagye indicated that 237 currently in isolation centres across the country with 174 in Accra,50 Eastern, nine in Kumasi, and five in Tamale.
Those he said were the number of people who were not in the facility.
Greater Accra Region – 1,852
Ashanti Region – 117
Eastern Region – 87
Central Region – 21
Oti Region – 19
Upper East Region – 19
Volta Region – 16
Northern Region – 13
Upper West Region – 10
Western Region – 9
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE