23rd July 2024

A total of 99 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have recovered from the disease as at April 18 2020.

Also, out of a total 60, 916 samples tested so far 834 representing 1.37 per cent have tested positive.

The 99 recoveries are part of 346 confirmed cases as result of the country’s Routine Surveillance.

Meanwhile, the total number of deaths associated with the pandemic have increased to nine from the initial eight.


According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), in a statement on its official portal dedicated to the Covid-19 pandemic, “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 statement said.


The GHS has called for calm urging public to know that “this does not represent new infections that are occurring. It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples.”

“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,” it said.

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