1.3% of people tested for coronavirus so far are positive - GHS report

1.3% of people tested for coronavirus so far are positive - GHS report

- 98.7% of people tested for COVID-19 in the country so far are negative

- Data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that 1.3% of people tested are positive

- So far 641 persons have tested positive for the coronavirus

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The Ghana Health Service's latest update indicates that only 1.3% of the tested suspected cases of COVID-19 came out positive.

This means that 98.7% of the people tested for the novel coronavirus in the country so far are negative.

According to the report presented to the government by the GHS as of April 14, 2020, a total of 50,719 persons have been tested with 641 being positive for COVID-19.

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The report also showed significant and massive improvement in the number of recoveries so far. The data showed 83 persons have recovered; they have tested negative twice.

Ghana is one of the countries in the world with the highest number of tests conducted. In Africa, Ghana comes second to South Africa as countries that have tested most people for the pandemic.

The Ghana government is employing the three-pronged strategy of testing, contact tracing, and treatment towards curbing the spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

In other news, US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has “failed in its basic duty” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

READ ALSO: Heavily pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies after contracting COVID-19; baby survives

He accused the UN agency of mismanaging and covering up the spread of the virus after it emerged in China, and said it must be held accountable.

In response, the UN chief said it was “not the time” to cut funds to the WHO.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Ghanaian company, Assuah Robotics based in Takoradi in the Western Region, has reportedly manufactured electronic hand sanitiser that can be mounted in offices, roadsides, and other public space to help fight the novel coronavirus.

According to Emmanuel Gyau-Addo, a social media user and other multiple posts shared online, the electronic device is hands-free.

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