The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana have risen to 1,671 within 48 days after the first two cases were reported.
The new figures announced at a press briefing on Tuesday April 28, means that 121 more cases have been confirmed since the last update on Sunday when the nationwide tally stood at 1,550, with 155 recoveries.
Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, confirmed that 1,461 patients are responding to treatment while 6 moderately to critically ill patients are constantly being monitored.
Dr Kuma Aboagye reported that the team of experts managing the cases across the country have successfully treated and discharged 188 patients, while 16 have unfortunately succumbed to the deadly contagion.
Twelve of the sixteen regions have so far recorded cases of coronavirus with the Greater Accra region appearing to be the hotspot following the confirmation of 1,433 positive cases within the enclave.
With 84 confirmed cases, the Ashanti region comes next followed by Eastern region with 57 cases and Upper East which has 18 positive cases.
The Central and Oti regions have each recorded 17 confirmed cases, Northern region has 13, Volta region has 11 cases, Western region has 9 cases, Upper West region has 8 cases, North East region has 2 cases and the Western North region has one confirmed case.
Four regions, the Bono, Bono East, Ahafo and Savannah are yet to report cases.
Regional Breakdown of Coronavirus Cases in Ghana
- Greater Accra Region – 1,433
- Ashanti Region – 84
- Eastern Region – 57
- Upper East Region – 18
- Oti Region – 17
- Central Region – 17
- Northern Region – 13
- Volta Region – 11
- Western Region – 9
- Upper West Region – 8
- North East Region – 2
- Western North Region – 1
- Savannah Region – 0
- Bono Region – 0
- Ahafo Region – 0
- Bono East Region – 0