Ghana’s Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Jump to 834
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) said in a statement on Saturday that, “it is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing as part of the COVID-19 testing exercise,” and that “the new cases do not represent new infections but are coming from results of the first batch of the backlog.”Out of a total of 60, 916 samples analysed, only 1.37 percent have tested positive for COVID-19, the statement stated.The Service further added that it is hoping to complete all the testing in the next few days as all laboratories are working day and night to test large number of samples.Ghana has so far seen 99 patients recover from the contagious disease whilst 9 have died.Read below the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on the country’s coronavirus situation.SITUATION UPDATE, COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN GHANA – 18 APRIL 2020The 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.Total samples tested so far now stands at 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report. Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.