President Akufo Addo has announced that Ghana’s coronavirus cases have increased to 1,042.
He made the announcement during his seventh address to the nation on the outbreak today, Sunday, April 19.
According to the President, since the first two cases of infections were recorded in the country, they have been able to trace some 86,000 contacts, out of which test results of 68,591 contacts are ready. The overwhelming majority of these contacts have been established in the last three weeks of the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi
He said, “Out of this number, 1, 042 persons, i.e. 1.5%, have been confirmed as positive, with 67, 549 i.e. 98.5%, testing negative; 99 persons have recovered and have been discharged; and 930 persons, who have been isolated are responding to treatment either in their homes or in treatment facilities.”