Coronavirus: Western And Volta Region Record First Cases

Ghana’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has shot up to 566 whiles Western and Volta Region record their first cases.

The Western and Volta region have confirmed their first cases making it nine regions with confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus.

Health officials attribute the increasing number of the confirmed cases due to the enhanced surveillance exercise.

“As of 11 April 2020, 23:00 hrs, a total of 37,954 persons have been tested, with 566 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorised as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died,” the Ghana Health Service indicated on its website.

The website further indicated that, of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

Meanwhile from the data presented, males are affected than the females.

Below is the breakdown of the regions:

Greater Accra – 452
Ashanti – 49
Eastern – 32
Northern – 10
Volta – 9
Upper West – 7
Upper East – 4
North East – 1
Western – 1
Central – 1.

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