SITUATION UPDATE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN GHANA AS AT 11 APRIL 2020, 23:59 HRS. The Ghana Health Service has indicated that Ghana’s recorded cases still remain at 566.
According to the latest update on the service’s portal, “Over the past thirteen (13) days (since the introduction of the enhanced surveillance), a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.”
The update continues to say “among these include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing, social distancing, and intensive public education.”
These measures accordingly have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with a high number of cases being reported.
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.
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.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West.
The entire citizenry is urged to continue to observe the healthy protocols that have been spelt out i.e. regular washing of hands with soap under running water, frequent sanitizing of hands and observing a social distance.
The security services have also served notice that they would intensify measures to prevent the flouting of regulations to stay home.
The followed reports that some communities openly thronged some beaches to have fun on Easter Sunday.
According to the reports, hundreds of people who reside at one of the popular coastal areas in Ghana, went out on Sunday afternoon to have fun and cool off.
They were seen swimming. They seemed unconcerned by the increasing number of Coronavirus cases being recorded in the country.