46062 Cases; 45258 Recoveries, 297 Deaths | Latest Coronavirus Updates in Ghana

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Coronavirus updates in Ghana, West Africa

Monday, 21th September 2020

46062 Cases; 45258 Recoveries/Discharged, 297 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 507

Friday, 18th September 2020

45714 Cases; 44896 Recoveries/Discharged, 294 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 524

Sunday, 13th September 2020

45601 Cases; 44679 Recoveries/Discharged, 294 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 628

Sunday, 13th September 2020

45434 Cases; 44342 Recoveries/Discharged, 286 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 806

 

Friday, 11th September 2020

45388 Cases; 44267 Recoveries/Discharged, 285 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 836

Thursday, 10th September 2020

45313 Cases; 44188 Recoveries/Discharged, 283 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 842

Wednesday, 9th September 2020

45188 Cases; 44042 Recoveries/Discharged, 283 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 863

Tuesday, 8th September 2020

45012 Cases; 43898 Recoveries/Discharged, 283 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 831

Monday, 7th September 2020

44869 Cases; 43801 Recoveries/Discharged, 283 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 785

Sunday, 6th September 2020

44777 Cases; 43693 Recoveries/Discharged, 283 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 801

Friday, 14th August 2020

41847 Cases; 39718 Recoveries/Discharged, 223 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 1906

Tuesday, 10th August 2020

41212 Cases; 38727 Recoveries/Discharged, 215 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 2270

Sunday, 9th August 2020

41003 Cases; 38330 Recoveries/Discharged, 215 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 2458

Thursday, 6th August 2020

39642 Cases; 36384 Recoveries/Discharged, 199 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3059

Wednesday, 29th July 2020

34406 Cases; 30621 Recoveries/Discharged, 168 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3617

Sunday, 26th July 2020

31851 Cases; 28438 Recoveries/Discharged, 161 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3252

Wednesday, 8th July 2020

21968 Cases; 17156 Recoveries/Discharged, 129 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4683

Friday, 3rd July 2020

19388 Cases; 14330 Recoveries/Discharged, 117 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4941

Friday, 3rd July 2020

18134 Cases; 13550 Recoveries/Discharged, 117 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4467


Sunday, 28th June 2020

16742 Cases; 12720 Recoveries/Discharged, 112 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3910

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

14568 Cases; 10907 Recoveries/Discharged, 95 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3566

Saturday, 20th June 2020

13717 Cases; 10074 Complete Recoveries, 85 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3558

Wednesday, 17th June 2020

12590 Cases; 4410 Complete Recoveries, 66 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 8114

Sunday, 14th June 2020

11118 Cases; 3979 Complete Recoveries, 48 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 7091

Friday, 12th June 2020

10358 Cases; 3824 Complete Recoveries, 48 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 6486

Wednesday, 10th June 2020

10201 Cases; 3755 Complete Recoveries, 48 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 6398

Sunday, 7th June 2020

9462 Cases; 3547 Complete Recoveries, 44 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5871

Friday, 5th June 2020

9168 Cases; 3457 Complete Recoveries, 42 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5669

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

8548 Cases; 3132 Complete Recoveries, 38 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5378

Monday, 1st June 2020

8070 Cases; 2947 Complete Recoveries, 36 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5087


Sunday, 31st May 2020

7881 Cases; 2841 Complete Recoveries, 36 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5004

Saturday, 30th May 2020

7768 Cases; 2540 Complete Recoveries, 35 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5193

Thursday, 28th May 2020

7303 Cases; 2412 Complete Recoveries, 34 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4857

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

7117 Cases; 2317 Complete Recoveries, 34 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4766

Sunday, 24th May 2020

6683 Cases; 1998 Complete Recoveries, 32 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4653

  • Greater Accra Region – 4,798
  • Ashanti Region – 1,049
  • Central Region – 299
  • Western Region – 210
  • Eastern Region – 106
  • Western North Region – 61
  • Volta Region – 47
  • Northern Region – 36
  • Oti Region – 26
  • Upper East Region – 26

Thursday, 21st May 2020

6269 Cases; 1898 Complete Recoveries, 31 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4340

Ghana’s number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 6,269 from as 173 new cases are recorded according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The increase, per the GHS update, is attributed to new cases found in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions.

The Service’s website on May 20, 2020, also announced that 125 patients recovered from the virus since the last count bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,898.

The number of deaths however remain at 31.

Wednesday, 20th May 2020

6096 Cases; 1773 Complete Recoveries, 31 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4292

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 6,096, following the confirmation of 178 new cases.

The Ghana Health Service disclosed this in its latest update on Tuesday night.

The update indicated that there had been an increase in the number of cases in four regions -Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central Regions.

19 more recoveries have also been confirmed, increasing the number to 1,773.

  • Greater Accra Region – 4,536
  • Ashanti Region – 888
  • Central Region – 256
  • Western Region – 111
  • Eastern Region – 100
  • Western North Region – 57
  • Volta Region – 41
  • Northern Region – 31
  • Oti Region – 26
  • Upper East Region – 26

Sunday, 17th May 2020

5735 Cases; 1754 Complete Recoveries, 29 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3952

Tuesday, 12th May 2020

5408 Cases; 514 Complete Recoveries, 24 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4607

Tuesday, 12th May 2020

5408 Cases; 514 Complete Recoveries, 24 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4607

The Greater Accra Region tops the list of regions with 4,147 cases followed by the Ashanti and Central Regions with 726 and 192 cases respectively.

  • Greater Accra Region – 4,147
  • Ashanti Region – 726
  • Central Region – 192
  • Eastern Region – 99
  • Western Region – 61
  • Western North Region – 56
  • Volta Region – 34
  • Upper East Region – 26
  • Oti Region – 24
  • Upper West Region – 21
  • Northern Region – 19
  • North East Region – 2
  • Bono Region – 1

Tuesday, 12th May 2020

5127 Cases; 494 Complete Recoveries, 22 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4
611

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 5,127.

This is as a result of 427 new cases of which 272 are from the Obuasi township in the Ashanti Region.

Ghana has tested a total of 161, 203 persons.

The most recent batch of samples tested was from 1,683 persons which resulted in the discovery of the 427 cases; a positivity rate of 25.37 percent.

There have been no new recoveries with the figure still standing at 494 but there are 130 persons awaiting their second negative test, according to the Ghana Health Service.

There are currently five critically ill cases at the various treatment centres.

The service’s Director-General gave this update at a briefing on Tuesday morning.

The cases in the Greater Accra Region stand at 3,981, following an increase by 89.

But 71.9 pecent of the new cases were reported from Ashanti Region.

Its cases almost doubled, jumping from 355 to 667.

The other regions with new cases were the Central, Western and Volta regions with 27, three and one cases respectively.

Monday, 11th May 2020

4700 Cases; 494 Complete Recoveries, 22 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4184

Ghana’s case counts of the novel Coronavirus has increased to 4,700.

The recoveries have also shot up to 494.

This was announced by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his ninth address to the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

“With our total number of infections standing at 4,700 with 494 recoveries, 5 persons being critically ill and 4,179 responding to treatment, 22 persons virtually all of them with underlying illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and chronic liver disease have unhappily died,” the president said

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the national ban on public gatherings including religious activities, festivals, and funerals till the end of May.

The extension comes into full force after he signed the Executive Instrument to give effect to the new measure from Monday, May 11, 2020.

He said while the ban has created a lot of inconvenience for many Ghanaians, “we have no option but to stay focused.”

Regional breakdown as at 11th May 2020

  • Greater Accra Region – 3,892
  • Ashanti Region – 355
  • Central Region – 127
  • Eastern Region – 99
  • Western North Region – 56
  • Western Region – 49
  • Volta Region – 32
  • Upper East Region – 26
  • Oti Region – 24
  • Upper West Region – 21
  • Northern Region – 16
  • North East Region – 2
  • Bono Region – 1

Saturday, 8th May 2020

08:10pm

4263 Cases; 378 Complete Recoveries, 22 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3
863

A statement on the Ghana Health Service website noted that: “The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Ghana since the 12th of March 2020 is 4,263. There have been 378 recoveries and 22 deaths. Between the 7th and 8th May, a total of 251 new cases have been reported with the majority of them from the Greater Accra Region (205 cases representing 82%)”

09:00am

4012 Cases; 323 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3671

Regional breakdown as at 9th May 2020

  • Greater Accra Region – 3,436
  • Ashanti Region – 210
  • Eastern Region – 96
  • Central Region – 58
  • Western North Region – 56
  • Western Region – 35
  • Volta Region – 32
  • Upper East Region – 26
  • Oti Region – 24
  • Upper West Region – 20
  • Northern Region – 16
  • North East Region – 2
  • Bono Region – 1

Thursday, 7th May 2020

3091 Cases; 303 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 2770

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has increased to 3,091.

This comes after 372 new cases were recorded from various parts of the country.

The Bono Region has also become the 13th out of the country’s 16 regions to record a case of the virus. The case in the Bono Region was detected in the Jaman North District.

These developments were contained in the latest update on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website on May 07, 2020.

According to the Ghana Health Service, a total of 137,924 tests have been done so far. The update added that the number of recovered persons has increased to 303 from the previous 294 while the death count remains at 18.

Regional breakdown as at 7nd May 2020

  • Greater Accra Region – 2,579
  • Ashanti Region – 165
  • Eastern Region – 95
  • Western North Region – 56
  • Central Region – 50
  • Western Region – 32
  • Volta Region – 30
  • Upper East Region – 26
  • Oti Region – 23
  • Upper West Region – 19
  • Northern Region – 13
  • North East Region – 2
  • Bono Region – 1

Monday, 4th May 2020

2719 Cases; 294 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases:
2407

Ghana has confirmed 550 new COVID-19 cases.

The current case count now stands at 2,719, according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on the country’s COVID-19 situation.

“The Korle Bu Covid-19 Treatment Centre has successfully treated and discharged all seven patients who were on admission there. The patients were discharged after a series of confirmatory tests returned negative. The patients were from Korle Bu and Bolgatanga Regional Hospital,” a statement from the hospital said.

The update also indicated 65 new recoveries.

Regional breakdown as at 2nd May 2020

  • Greater Accra Region – 2,332
  • Ashanti Region – 124
  • Eastern Region – 94
  • Central Region – 38
  • Volta Region – 30
  • Oti Region – 23
  • Western Region – 21
  • Upper West Region – 19
  • Upper East Region – 19
  • Northern Region – 13
  • Western North Region – 4
  • North East Region – 2

Saturday, 2nd May 2020

2169 Cases; 229 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 1
922

Regional breakdown as at 2nd May 2020

The Greater Accra Region is still top as the region with the highest number of confirmed cases followed by the Ashanti Region and the Eastern Region.

  • Greater Accra Region – 1,852
  • Ashanti Region – 117
  • Eastern Region – 87
  • Central Region – 21
  • Oti Region – 19
  • Upper East Region – 19
  • Volta Region – 16
  • Northern Region – 13
  • Upper West Region – 10
  • Western Region – 9
  • Western North Region – 4
  • North East Region – 2

Thursday, 30th April 2020

2074 Cases; 212 Complete Recoveries, 17 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 1845

Two new Regions in Ghana record cases.

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Thursday, 30th April 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 1,795
  2. Ashanti Region – 99
  3. Eastern Region – 70
  4. Central Region – 21
  5. Oti Region – 19
  6. Upper East Region – 19
  7. Volta Region – 16
  8. Northern Region – 13
  9. Upper West Region – 10
  10. Western Region – 9
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 1

Tuesday, 28th April 2020

1671 Cases; 188 Complete Recoveries, 16 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 1467

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Tuesday, 28th April 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 1,433
  2. Ashanti Region – 84
  3. Eastern Region – 57
  4. Upper East Region – 18
  5. Oti Region – 17
  6. Central Region – 17
  7. Northern Region – 13
  8. Volta Region – 11
  9. Western Region – 9
  10. Upper West Region – 8

Sunday, 26th April 2020

1550 Cases; 155 Complete Recoveries, 11 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 1
384

Regional Breakdown of Cases

  1. Greater Accra Region – 1347
  2. Ashanti Region – 69
  3. Eastern Region – 57
  4. Oti Region – 17
  5. Central Region – 17
  6. Northern Region – 13
  7. Volta Region – 10
  8. Upper West Region – 8
  9. Upper East Region – 8
  10. North East Region – 2
  11. Western Region – 1
  12. Western North Region – 1
  13. Savannah Region – 0
  14. Bono Region – 0
  15. Ahafo Region – 0
  16. Bono East Region – 0

Friday, 24th April 2020

1279 Cases; 134 Complete Recoveries, 10 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 1135

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

1154 Cases; 120 Complete Recoveries; 9 Deaths
Total Active Cases =
1025

21 more people have recovered from the novel Coronavirus infection in Ghana.

The total recoveries now stand at 120.

This was announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye.

Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 cases in the country have shot up from 1,042 to 1,154.

“Ghana now has 1,154 cases so far. Out of this, we have had about 120 having recovered,” Dr. Aboagye said.

He noted that, out of the recoveries, 82 were those who were being treated at the Ga East Municipal Hospital, “UGMC has reported 17 recoveries, Ridge has reported 3 recoveries, the 37 Military Hospital has recovered four recoveries, Tema General Hospital has one and Ashanti Region has six. Wa has one recovery and Tamale has six”.

Number of recoveries from the various hospitals

  • Ga East – 82
  • UGMC – 17
  • Ridge hospital – 3
  • 37 Military Hospital – 4
  • Tema General Hospital – 1
  • Ashanti region – 6
  • Upper West (Wa) – 1
  • Northern Region (Tamale) – 6 cases

Sunday, 19th April 2020

1042 Cases; 99 Complete Recoveries; 9 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 934

President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted the partial lockdown on some parts of the country which was necessitated by the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This makes Ghana one of the first countries worldwide to ease restrictions on movement during the pandemic.

Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast, the President said the lockdown will be lifted from 1 am on Monday, April 20.

Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, had been under a partial lockdown for the three weeks in which period Ghana’s coronavirus cases have risen to 1,042.

The president said the ease of restrictions was “in view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons” among others.

He also cited the enhancement of testing capacity, increased local production of PPEs and “the severe impact on the poor and vulnerable.”

Despite the lifting of the lockdown, Ghana’s borders will remain closed.

The ban on social gatherings of more than 25 persons is also still in place.

Saturday, 18th April 2020

834 Cases; 99 Complete Recoveries; 9 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 729

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.

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.

Thursday, 16th April 2020

641Cases; 83 Complete Recoveries; 8 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 550

06:22 AM

Regional breakdown:

  • Eastern: 41
  • Ashanti: 53
  • Volta: 9
  • Greater Accra: 514
  • Western: 1
  • Central: 1
  • Northern: 10
  • North East: 1
  • Upper West: 7
  • Upper East: 4

Two weeks since the institution of enhanced surveillance, restriction of movement and continuous public education to prevent the spread of cases of COVID-19, several cases have been recorded

As of 14th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 50,719 persons have been tested with 641 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 641 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged. Furthermore, 66 have tested negative once and awaiting the second test. This brings together a total of 83 cases that have been recovered/discharged. 548 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in the critical state currently and eight (8) have died.

The five (5) new cases were recorded in the following locations; one from Adenta Municipality and two (2) each from Ayawaso East and Ayawaso Central Municipalities. With the exception of one of the cases from Ayawaso East, all the new cases are asymptomatic. Contacts of the new cases are being listed for follow up.

Of the 641 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from two from the routine surveillance, 258 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers who were previously under mandatory quarantine in Accra and Tamale.

Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020

636 Cases; 17 Complete Recoveries; 8 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 611

04:21 PM

In the past two weeks since the institution of enhanced surveillance, restriction of movement and continuous public education to prevent the spread of cases of COVID-19. Several cases have been recorded as a result of intensive contact tracing and testing.

As of 13th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 44,421 persons have been tested with 636 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 636 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged, 605 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.

Of the 636 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from the routine surveillance, 253 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 regions.

Sunday, 12th April 2020

566 Cases; 4 Complete Recoveries; 8 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 554

07:48 PM

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. 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 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.

Saturday, 11th April 2020

01:22 PM

408 Cases; 49 Discharged; 34Complete Recoveries; 8 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 347

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Thursday, 9th April 2020

10:56 PM

378 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 6 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 320

378 Total Confirmed cases according to the President of Ghana in a telecast broadcasted to the whole country. According to President Nana Akufo-Addo, the new cases were detected as a result of the ongoing enhanced contact tracing and testing exercise.

Government has extended the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country by one more week.

The extension takes effect from Monday, April 13, 2020.

The President earlier announced a two-week partial lockdown of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area including Tema and Kasoa as well as the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area as parts of the effort to stop the spread of the viral disease in the country.

The decision was among other reasons to also help the government enhance its contact tracing and testing efforts.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020

03: 20 PM

313 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 6 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 255

Enhanced contact tracing and testing is ongoing in Ghana and has resulted in an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As at 7th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 313 cases of COVID-19 with six (6) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (274) followed by the Ashanti Region (25), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1), Upper East Region (1) and Central Region (1).

A total of 161 cases were reported from the routine surveillance, 37 from enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative. Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

With regards to enhanced contact tracing and testing, as at 7th April 2020, a total of 11,016 samples from contacts have been processed and 37 (0.34%) have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020

08:01 AM

287 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 230

Following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (258) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

A total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities and those from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale are 115.

The period for mandatory quarantine for travellers who arrived 21-22 March 2020 has ended. In all, a total of 1,030 travellers were quarantined during the period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) were positive during the initial testing whilst 951 were negative. Twenty-six (26) among those that were initially negative were found to have converted to be positive at the exit screening, bringing to a total of 105 which constitutes 10.2% among the travellers that were quarantined.

Sunday, 5th April 2020

02:20 PM

214 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 157

Ghana has confirmed nine (9) additional COVID-19 cases; six (6) from Greater Accra and three (3) from Ashanti region.

Among the cases from Greater Accra, one is a 37-year-old woman with no history of travel nor contact with a confirmed case. One is a repeat test of a traveller under quarantine who was initially negative but converted to positive on a repeat test. Four ae contacts of confirmed cases with no symptoms and were detected during the enhanced contact tracing and testing.

Of the three (3) cases from Ashanti region, two (2) are Ghanaians who travelled to Ghana from France within the past 14 days and the third one is a Ghanaian who has no history of travel out of the country nor contact with any confirmed case.

As at 4th April 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 214 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths. Currently, the number of regions reporting cases are as follows: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West Eastern and Upper East Region. The Greater Accra Region has most cases (189) followed by the Ashanti Region (12), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).

Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine are 90.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020

204 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 147

Since the last situational update, Ghana has confirmed nine additional COVID-19 cases, all from the Greater Accra region. Four (4) of them have no history of travel nor contact with any confirmed case. Other four (4) have no travel history but are contacts of confirmed cases in Ghana, and one travelled to Ghana from Benin within the past 14 days.

As at 2 nd April 2020, Ghana has recorded 204 cases COVID-19 with five (5) deaths. The number of regions reporting cases remains five (5) (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern). The Greater Accra Region has most of the cases (183) followed by the Northern Region (10), Ashanti Region (9), Upper West Region (1) and Eastern Region (1).

Most of the cases are reported from routine / enhanced surveillance activities. Cases from travellers under mandatory quarantine remain 89.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020

10:33 AM

195 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 Deaths
Total Active Cases = 138

Regional breakdown of the 195 #COVIDー19 cases recorded:

  • Greater Accra Region – 174
  • Northern Region – 10
  • Ashanti Region – 9
  • Upper/West Region – 1
  • Eastern Region – 1

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

05:06 PM

161 Cases; 49 Discharged; 3 Complete Recoveries; 5 DeathsTotal Active Cases

As at 31 st March 2020, 15:00 hrs, nine (9) new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from NMIMR since the last update at 08:30hrs on 30th March 2020. All nine (9) were reported from Accra, three (3) of them travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively but for six (6) of them there is no history of travel outside.

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) also reported on tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital and all are NEGATIVE for COVID-19.

This brings up to a total of 161 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths as of 31 st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.

Three (3) of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms. As at 31st March 2020, additional thirty-one (31) confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests. This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to forty-nine (49).

Processes for enhanced contact tracing and laboratory testing have been initiated. A total of 1,185 contacts have been identified and are being followed up.

12:54 PM

152 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 31 Recoveries

According to the World Health Organisation’s  Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, in a report by JoyNews, 31 patients out of the 152 recorded cases have recovered.

Thirty-one out of the 152 persons who were receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus have recovered, the Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has disclosed.

He said, however, that they will be kept in isolation and monitored for about four weeks.

After this period, more tests will be conducted before they are declared to have fully recovered.

This brings the total number of people who have recovered from the disease in Ghana to 33. Five persons have, however, died after contracting the COVID-19.

The development brings relief to many as Accra, Kumasi and Kasoa enter day two of a partial lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Monday, 30th March 2020

05:31 PM

152 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 2 Recovery

As of 30th March 2020, at 08:30 hrs, no new cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the last update at 11:00hrs on 29th March 2020.

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research tested 17 samples from the Upper East (3), North East (3) and Ashanti (11) regions all of which were Negative. No new test results have been received from Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research since the last update.

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana stands at 152 with five deaths as of 30th March 2020 at 08:30HRS.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Treatment Outcomes, Ghana- 30 March 2020, 08:30HRS

**All five (5) had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to COVID-19 infection

* Recovered & Discharged: two (2) have recovered and discharged; whilst two others are awaiting laboratory results to inform the decision on discharge.

Sunday, 29th March 2020

12:16 PM

152 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 2 Recovery

As of 29th March 2020, at 10:30 hrs, 11 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana. Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region.

The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths.

Saturday, 28th March 2020

03:34 PM

141 Coronavirus cases, 5 Deaths, 2 Recovery

As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.

Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region. All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.

Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up

Friday, 27th March 2020

11:38 PM

Accra and Kumasi on Lockdown.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared a lockdown of Accra, Tema and Kumasi effective 1 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.

The decision, according to the President is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which has led to four deaths and infected some 137 people as at the time of the president’s address.

President Nana Akufo-Addo made the declaration in a national address delivered on Friday, March 27, 2020.

“It is my job to protect you and I am determined to do just that. All that the government is doing is intended to achieve five key objectives – limit and stop the importation of the virus, contain its spread, provide adequate care for the sick, limit the impact of the virus on social and economic life and inspire the expansion of our domestic capability in deepening our self-reliance. Thus far, we have succeeded in halting any more importations of the virus into our country and I thank the overwhelming majority of you for adhering to the good hygiene and social distancing protocols announced in my first broadcast to you.

“However, prevailing circumstances mean that stricter measures have to be put in place to contain and halt the spread of the virus within our country especially in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi which have been identified by the Ghana Health Service as the hot spots of the infections. In doing this, we cannot afford to copy blindly and do all the things some other well-developed countries are doing. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to this pandemic. We have a unique situation in our country and we must take it into account in dealing with the disease whiles meeting all the six WHO guidelines on the most effective ways of conducting the pandemic”

In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected by the lockdown:

  1. Accra Metropolis
  2. Tema Metropolis
  3. Tema West Municipality
  4. Ledzokuku Municipality
  5. Krowor Municipality
  6. Adentan Municipality
  7. Ashiaman Municipality
  8. La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality
  9. La-Dade-Kotopon Municipality
  10. Okaikwei North Municipality
  11. Ablekuma North Municipality
  12. Ablekuma West Municipality
  13. Ablekuma Central Municipality
  14. Ayawaso East Municipality
  15. Ayawaso North Municipality
  16. Ayawaso West Municipality
  17. Ayawaso Central Municipality
  18. Ga West Municipality
  19. Ga North Municipality
  20. Ga Central Municipality
  21. Ga South Municipality
  22. Ga East Municipality
  23. Korle-Klottey Municipality
  24. Weija/Gbawe Municipality
  25. Kpone Katamanso Municipality and
  26. Awutu Senya East Municipality

In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, the following areas are affected by the lockdown due to Coronavirus:

  1. Kumasi Metropolis
  2. Asokwa Municipality
  3. Suame Municipality
  4. Old Tafo Municipality
  5. Oforikrom Municipality
  6. Asokore Mampong Municipality
  7. Kwadaso Municipality
  8. Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality
  9. Kwabre East Municipality
  10. Ejisu Municipality
  11. Afigya-Kwabre South District
  12. Bosomtwi District
  13. Atwima Kwanwoma District and
  14. Atwima Nwabiagya North District

The partial lockdown according to the President, “means that everyone resident in these areas must stay at home for the next two weeks or 14 days.”

08:30 PM

137 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths (1 unconfirmed), 2 Recovery.

As at the evening of 27 March 2020, fifty-nine (59) COVID-19 cases including four (4) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All four (4) deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions. Two have recovered and have been discharged. The remaining fifty-three (53) cases are doing well: fourteen (14) are being managed at home. The rest are on admission and responding well to treatment. A greater proportion of those on treatment with mild symptoms and are awaiting repeat of their laboratory tests to inform a decision to discharge them.

Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from other affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and United Kingdom. Seventy-eight (78) among the travellers (1,030 in number), who were mandatory quarantined and tested, have tested positive for COVID-19.

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.

09:46 AM

136 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths (1 unconfirmed), 1 Recovery.

As at the morning of 27 March 2020, a total of fifty-seven (57) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions. All the other fifty-four (54) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative.

Majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

In respect of contact tracing, a total of 1,006 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

Out of these, two hundred and four (204) have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up.

Thursday, 26th March 2020

11:32 AM

132 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths (1 unconfirmed), 1 Recovery.

As at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions.

All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation. They are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative.

The great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK). The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

03:31 AM

93 Coronavirus cases, 4 Deaths, 1 Recovery.

88 Active Cases

The third and fourth dead are of a man and his wife. The man was a two-star general and he died after his wife had died too at the 37 Military Hospital.

According to JoyNews, both of them contracted the virus when they received a parcel from the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020

05:31 PM

68 Confirmed Cases

3 Dead

The number of confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Ghana is 68, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service.

This comes after tests were conducted on returning Ghanaians who were caught up in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s order on Saturday for a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

“The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president,” the Service indicated on its portal on Wednesday, March 25.

Thirty of the 68 confirmed cases have been reported in the general population with the remaining 38 cases among persons currently under mandatory quarantine.

Twenty-six persons tested positive as of Tuesday, March 24 after samples from them were tested.

Twelve more tested positive. So far, 863 out of 1,030 have been tested. Ghana has recorded two deaths from the disease with no recoveries yet.

07:11 AM

53 Confirmed Cases

Tuesday, 24th March 2020

12:23 PM

52 Confirmed Cases

Minister of Health, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has confirmed 25 new cases of Coronavirus in the country. This brings to total, 52, the number of cases confirmed in the country with two deaths recorded

Monday, 23rd March 2020

08:57 PM

Twenty-seven (27) confirmed Coronavirus cases with two (2) deaths have been recorded. All the twenty-five (25) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

Confirming the new cases and death, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said on its website for updates that “Out of the suspected 27 cases two deaths have been confirmed.

09:42 AM

575 persons in Ghana being tracked for suspected coronavirus

Health authorities in Ghana are tracking some 575 persons identified to have had contact with persons who have so far tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has killed one person in the country.

Sunday, 22nd March 2020

24 Confirmed Cases

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reaches 24. 17 are of Ghanaian nationality and 7 other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK.

21 Total Confirmed Cases

1 Death Recorded

One of the 19 persons infected with the novel coronavirus in Ghana has died. Deputy Health Minister, Alex K. Abban confirmed the fatality in an interview on TV3 Saturday evening.

The deceased, a 61-year-old Lebanese, was a Kumasi-based trader. He died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti regional capital.

Saturday, 21st March 2020

19 Total Confirmed cases

Ghana has recorded three more cases of the coronavirus less than 24 hours after five additional cases were reported. This is according to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye.

Mr. Aboagye who made the revelation on Joy News’ analysis programme, Newsfile said all three new cases were imported. 

According to him, two were reported from Greater Accra Region and one from the Ashanti Region.

Friday, 20th March 2020

Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 20th of March 2020. All five were reported from the Greater Accra Region.

— 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

— 41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

— 36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person;

This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.

Update – 19th March 2019: Total number of confirmed cases reaches 11 by afternoon. Was initially 9 in the morning.


Update – 15th March 2020: Total confirmed cases now reach 6.

Update – 14th March 2020: According to Adom TV, a 3rd case has been recorded in Ghana.

JoyNews sources reveal that Ghana will be announcing its third suspected case of COVID-19.
The suspected sufferer (a Ghanaian), who works with a mining company, is said to have returned to the Kotoka International Airport after a trip abroad this week and flew to Obuasi by helicopter.

The Ministry of Health has announced that two cases of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Ghana.

The cases, according to the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, were confirmed on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

“The two individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So they are imported cases of COVID-19.” Both patients are currently under isolation and are stable.

The two are the first cases of the COVID-19 to test positive in Ghana after some 57 cases earlier proved negative.

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