Coronavirus Update In Ghana: Ghana Has 834 Cases Now

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Ghana’s coronavirus cases has seen an increase of 195 as the total number of cases is now at 834 according to a new update on the Ghana Health Service website, has observed.

The death count has also moved from 8 to 9 according to the update. The site also adds that, the new addition is coming from a batch of backlog and that the new figure does not represent new infections.

The Ghana Health Service site notes:

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The Ghana Health Service is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing as part of the COVID-19 testing exercise. This is after some 57,000 samples have already been successfully tested as at April 15th 2020. In the first batch of this backlog, an additional 198 have been found to be positive. This will bring Ghana’s total case count to 834 at the moment. 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.

The laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples. Hopefully in the next few days all the testing would be completed.

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