Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has shot up to 566 after an additional 158 cases were confirmed.
The western and Volta regions have also recorded their first cases meaning a total of nine regions have confirmed cases of the virus.
Health authorities attribute the increasing number of cases to the ongoing 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.
Based on the data presented, there are currently more males infected with Coronavirus than females.
Greater Accra – 452
Ashanti – 49
Eastern – 32
Northern – 10
Volta – 9
Upper West – 7
Upper East – 4
North East – 1
Western – 1
Central – 1