- The Ghana Health Service has revealed that the 198 new coronavirus cases aare not new infections
- The confirmed 193 new cases are from a backlog of samples which were collected from contact traced currently at the various laboratory testing centres
- The Ghana Health Service has however asked the public not to panic as these numbers are from already collected samples
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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has stated that the 193 new coronavirus cases announced on Saturday, April 18, 2020 were not new infections.
According to the GHS, the record 198 new cases, are from a backlog of samples which were collected from contact tracing currently at the various laboratory testing centres.
The Ghana Health Service has however asked the public not to panic as these numbers are from already collected samples.
“The general public is however advised that this does not represent new infections that are occurring. It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples,” it stated in its latest update on Ghana’s covid-19 situation.
Ghana's Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Thursday, April 16, revealed that aside the over 51,000 samples tested as at that time, there were about 12,000 more awaiting testing by the various laboratories in the country.
The Ghana Health Service, has however said they are currently supervising the completion of the backlog at the laboratory centres.
According to the official website of the Ghana Health Service, all the 99 recoveries have been recorded in the Routine Surveillance exercise that is being undertaken.
The number moved to 99 because 16 new people recovered from the novel coronavirus in addition to the 83 people who had previously healed from the disease.
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