- Ghana has confirmed 195 cases of COVID-19 otherwise known as coronavirus
- The full breakdown of this portrays a slightly different picture
- YEN.com.gh takes a look at seven important facts to know about the entire 195
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Ghana has confirmed 195 cases of COVID-19 otherwise known as the novel coronavirus in the country, as of April 1, 2020, according to the Minister of Health.
This is the gross number of total cases confirmed in the country but the full breakdown of this portrays a slightly different picture which is much better.
YEN.com.gh takes a look at seven important facts to note about the entire 195 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
See the full address below:
1. Number of cases reported in routine surveillance is now 106
This, perhaps, is the most unfortunate news of all as it indicates that the COVID-19 is actually spreading among the Ghanaian populace.
2. Everyone under mandatory quarantine has been tested with 89 people testing positive
All people who came into Ghana and were quarantined have been tested and the total number which tested positive is 89. Out of this, 79 are in Accra and 10 in the Northern Region.
3. Greater Accra Region alone has 174 cases
Out of the 195 reported cases of COVID-19 in Ghana, 174 have been confirmed in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The other regions with confirmed cases are the Northern Region, Ashanti Region, Upper West Region and Eastern Region, which have 10, 9, 1 and 1 respectively.
4. The number of deaths remains at 5
Ghana's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has not increased in the recent report. The five deaths that have been recorded came from the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Upper West and the Northern Region.
5. The number of recoveries stands at 3
The number of people who tested positive but do not have COVID-19 anymore is 3.
6. Total number of people at home waiting to test negative is 49
People who are recovering very well but are not fully confirmed to be without COVID-19 yet are 49 in number and it is hoped that all of them would test negative.
7. 138 people are in treatment facilities
In total, 138 people are still being treated in Ghana's medical facilities and it is reported that none of them is in critical condition as they are all responding to treatment.
In other news, a beautiful Ghanaian couple has gotten married in a very simple wedding ceremony, observing the strict social distancing measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the wedding was held outside the chapel to avoid going against president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's orders for all church services to be suspended.
It is thought that the simple wedding ceremony was held at a branch of the Church of Pentecost in Ghana as the pastor is identified as Rev Thomas Agbeke who is a district pastor of the church.
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