Fact check: Ghana’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus is not 1,064

Fact check: Ghana’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus is not 1,064

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have not reached the 1000 mark yet like it is being spread on social media.

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There is a false message making rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp that Ghana’s COVID-19 case is now 1,064.

The viral message generated lots of reactions, causing fear and panic in Ghanaians. The fake news also captured the top trend in Ghana Twitter on Monday, April 13, 2020.

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But YEN.com.gh fact checks indicate the news is an absolute falsehood and fake.

The Ghana Health Service website which remains the official channel for updating Ghanaians and the world on coronavirus cases said the country’s status was 566 cases as of April 13.

Also, the Information Ministry denied the 1,064 number on it’s official Facebook page and asked Ghanaians to ignore the viral message.

Meanwhile, according to the Ghana Health Service, a total of 37,954 persons have been tested with 566 being positive for COVID-19.

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The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorized as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died.

Also, 11 out of 16 regions in Ghana have reported cases of coronavirus and they include Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that former president John Dramani Mahama has been busy and has made some donations to some health facilities across the country to help in the fight of the novel Coronavirus.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer has also promised to build another medical research centre in the north.

He opined that this new facility will have the capacity like the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine.

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