Covid-19: Ghana’s death toll hits 8 with 408 infected cases

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that a total of 408 persons have been infected with the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) as of April 10, 2020.

The number of persons who have died from the disease is now eight (8).

“As of 10 April 2020, 23:00 HRS, a total of 27,346 persons have been tested with 408 being positive for COVID-19.

“The breakdown of the 408 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and have tested negative, 394 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 Service reported on its website.

According to the Ghana Health Service, since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance over the past twelve (12) days, a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.

Among these, it said, include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing, social distancing, and intensive public education.

“These measures have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with high number of cases being reported,” it explained.

Meanwhile, it said of the 408 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 205 were reported from the routine surveillance, 88 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, Northern, North East, Upper East and Upper West regions.

Source: | Ghana

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