Total COVID cases at KIA stand at 1306 – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that all international arrivals except children under 5 years of age undergo testing for COVID-19 on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Total tested at the KIA since 1st September 2020 is 198,969 while total positive for COVID-19 stand at 1,306, the GHS said in a release on Sunday March 21.

“Majority are non-Ghanaian citizens (757 or 58%) Males 818 (62.6%) and Females 488 (37.4%). Cumulative Positivity is 0.66%,”the release said.

Regarding the general COVID -19 situation, the GHS said there has been a gradual improvement in the cases.

“Active cases declined from over 8,000 to less than 3,500 over the past 4 weeks. Daily reported cases have declined from 800 cases to about 250 over the past 4 weeks,” IT said.

“Over 450,000 persons have had 1st dose of vaccination. Total of 89,682  cases detected and  970,048  (31,865/1M) tests done;  Cumulative positivity rate (9.2% ) 85,761   (95.1%) discharges / recoveries, 725 deaths (CFR of 0.8%),  Total active cases are 3,196 (4.1% ).”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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