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120 persons recover fully from COVID-19 but case count now 1,154

By Mutala Yakubu

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye has disclosed that some 120 persons have recovered fully from COVID-19 but the number of cases has now reached 1,154.

As of April 19, the number of recoveries stood at 99 but there has been 21 new recoveries which is good news for Ghana.

Dr Aboagye made this known at a press briefing where he said the vigorous testing been done is a major contributing factor to the high numbers.

A regional breakdown of the cases has not been given yet but the Ghana Health Service will give an update on that soon.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye at the press conference indicated that except for the 115 travellers who tested positive on mandatory quarantine, new cases were recorded in the category of enhanced contact tracing and the general surveillance.

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“Under the general surveillance, we have 401 cases that have reported positive. We still have the 115 travellers quarantined and tested positive and enhanced contact tracing in the last three weeks, we have 638 positives, bringing the number 1,154 cases as at today [April 22, 2020,” he said.

“Out of this, we have had about 120 recovered, It changed from the 99 in the last reporting,” he added.

The government has stepped up efforts to conduct more testing of persons. They have however said they expect to have more cases in the coming days due to the vigorous testing being done.