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8,070 Cases; 2,947 Recoveries, 36 Deaths | Coronavirus Updates In Ghana

Wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth) and stay away from people, especially those sneezing and coughing. In Ghana, the Coronavirus hotline numbers to call are: 0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 and 0558439868

The focus of this article is to inform you about the latest coronavirus numbers in Ghana and most importantly how to keep yourself safe as a Ghanaian in the time of this epidemic.

Coronavirus updates in Ghana, West Africa

Monday, 1st June 2020

8,070 Cases; 2,947 Complete Recoveries, 36 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5,087

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Monday, 1st June 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 5,616
  2. Ashanti Region – 1,247
  3. Eastern Region –117
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 404
  7. Northern Region – 37
  8. Volta Region – 76
  9. Western Region – 421
  10. Upper West Region – 22
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 68
  13. Bono East Region – 6
  14. Bono Region – 1
  15. Savannah Region – 1

Friday, 29th May 2020

7,768 Cases; 2,540 Complete Recoveries, 35 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 5,193

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Friday, 29th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 5,430
  2. Ashanti Region – 1,183
  3. Eastern Region –117
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 381
  7. Northern Region – 37
  8. Volta Region – 71
  9. Western Region – 405
  10. Upper West Region – 22
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 65
  13. Bono Region – 1
  14. Savannah Region – 1

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

7,117 Cases; 2,317 Complete Recoveries, 34 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,766

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Wednesday, 27th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 5,008
  2. Ashanti Region – 1,085
  3. Eastern Region –108
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 337
  7. Northern Region – 36
  8. Volta Region – 59
  9. Western Region – 344
  10. Upper West Region – 22
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 62
  13. Bono Region – 1
  14. Savannah Region – 1

Tuesday, 26th May 2020

6,964 Cases; 2,097 Complete Recoveries, 32 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,835

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Tuesday, 26th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,907
  2. Ashanti Region – 1,066
  3. Eastern Region –106
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 319
  7. Northern Region – 36
  8. Volta Region – 57
  9. Western Region – 334
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 62
  13. Bono Region – 1
  14. Savannah Region – 1

Monday, 25th May 2020

6,808 Cases; 2,070 Complete Recoveries, 32 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,706

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Monday, 25th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,836
  2. Ashanti Region – 1,062
  3. Eastern Region –106
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 306
  7. Northern Region – 36
  8. Volta Region – 47
  9. Western Region – 277
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 62
  13. Bono Region – 1
  14. Savannah Region – 1

Saturday, 23rd May 2020

6,683 Cases; 1,998 Complete Recoveries, 32 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,653

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Saturday, 23rd May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,798
  2. Ashanti Region – 1,049
  3. Eastern Region –106
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 299
  7. Northern Region – 36
  8. Volta Region – 47
  9. Western Region – 210
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 61
  13. Bono Region – 1

Friday, 22nd May 2020

6,486 Cases; 1,951 Complete Recoveries, 31 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,504

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Friday, 22nd May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,699
  2. Ashanti Region – 988
  3. Eastern Region –106
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 287
  7. Northern Region – 34
  8. Volta Region – 44
  9. Western Region – 195
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Thursday, 21th May 2020

6,269 Cases; 1,898 Complete Recoveries, 31 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,340

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Thursday, 21th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,582
  2. Ashanti Region – 921
  3. Eastern Region –106
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 285
  7. Northern Region – 31
  8. Volta Region – 41
  9. Western Region – 170
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Wednesday, 20th May 2020

6,096 Cases; 1,773 Complete Recoveries, 31 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,292

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Wednesday, 20th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,536
  2. Ashanti Region – 886
  3. Eastern Region –100
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 258
  7. Northern Region – 31
  8. Volta Region – 41
  9. Western Region – 111
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Tuesday, 19th May 2020

5,918 Cases; 1,754 Complete Recoveries, 31 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,133

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Tuesday, 19th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,422
  2. Ashanti Region – 881
  3. Eastern Region –100
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 26
  6. Central Region – 212
  7. Northern Region – 31
  8. Volta Region – 41
  9. Western Region – 98
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Sunday, 17th May 2020

5,735 Cases; 1,754 Complete Recoveries, 29 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3,952

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Sunday, 17th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,314
  2. Ashanti Region – 818
  3. Eastern Region –99
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 210
  7. Northern Region – 31
  8. Volta Region – 34
  9. Western Region – 98
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Saturday, 16th May 2020

5,638 Cases; 1,460 Complete Recoveries, 28 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,150

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Saturday, 16th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,248
  2. Ashanti Region – 798
  3. Eastern Region –99
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 210
  7. Northern Region – 31
  8. Volta Region – 34
  9. Western Region – 87
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Thursday, 14th May 2020

5,530 Cases; 674 Complete Recoveries, 24 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,832

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Thursday, 14th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,204
  2. Ashanti Region – 788
  3. Eastern Region –99
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 192
  7. Northern Region – 19
  8. Volta Region – 34
  9. Western Region – 61
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 57
  13. Bono Region – 1

Wednesday, 13th May 2020

5,408 Cases; 514 Complete Recoveries, 24 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,870

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Wednesday, 13th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 4,147
  2. Ashanti Region – 726
  3. Eastern Region –99
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 192
  7. Northern Region – 19
  8. Volta Region – 34
  9. Western Region – 61
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 56
  13. Bono Region – 1

Tuesday, 12th May 2020

5,127 Cases; 494 Complete Recoveries, 22 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,611

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Tuesday, 12th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 3,981
  2. Ashanti Region – 662
  3. Eastern Region –99
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 154
  7. Northern Region – 16
  8. Volta Region – 33
  9. Western Region – 52
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 56
  13. Bono Region – 1

Sunday, 10th May 2020

4,700 Cases; 494 Complete Recoveries, 22 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 4,184

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Sunday, 10th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 3,892
  2. Ashanti Region – 355
  3. Eastern Region –99
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 127
  7. Northern Region – 16
  8. Volta Region – 32
  9. Western Region – 49
  10. Upper West Region – 21
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 56
  13. Bono Region – 1

Saturday, 9th May 2020

4,263 Cases; 378 Complete Recoveries, 22 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3,863

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Saturday, 9th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 3,641
  2. Ashanti Region – 252
  3. Eastern Region –96
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 62
  7. Northern Region – 16
  8. Volta Region – 32
  9. Western Region – 35
  10. Upper West Region – 20
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 56
  13. Bono Region – 1

Friday, 8th May 2020

4,012 Cases; 323 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 3,671

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Friday, 8th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 3,436
  2. Ashanti Region – 210
  3. Eastern Region –96
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 24
  6. Central Region – 58
  7. Northern Region – 16
  8. Volta Region – 32
  9. Western Region – 35
  10. Upper West Region – 20
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 56
  13. Bono Region – 1

Wednesday, 6th May 2020

3,091 Cases; 303 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 2,770

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Wednesday, 6th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 2,579
  2. Ashanti Region – 165
  3. Eastern Region –95
  4. Upper East Region – 26
  5. Oti Region – 23
  6. Central Region – 50
  7. Northern Region – 13
  8. Volta Region – 30
  9. Western Region – 32
  10. Upper West Region – 19
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 56
  13. Bono East Region – 1

Monday, 4th May 2020

2,719 Cases; 294 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 2,407

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Monday, 4th May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 2,332
  2. Ashanti Region – 124
  3. Eastern Region –94
  4. Upper East Region – 19
  5. Oti Region – 23
  6. Central Region – 38
  7. Northern Region – 13
  8. Volta Region – 30
  9. Western Region – 21
  10. Upper West Region – 19
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 4

Saturday, 2nd May 2020

2,169 Cases; 229 Complete Recoveries, 18 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 1,922

Regional Breakdown of cases as at Saturday, 2nd May 2020

  1. Greater Accra Region – 1,852
  2. Ashanti Region – 117
  3. Eastern Region – 87
  4. Upper East Region – 19
  5. Oti Region – 19
  6. Central Region – 21
  7. Northern Region – 13
  8. Volta Region – 16
  9. Western Region – 9
  10. Upper West Region – 10
  11. North East Region – 2
  12. Western North Region – 4

Thursday, 30th April 2020

2,074 Cases; 212 Complete Recoveries, 17 Deaths
Total Active Cases: 1,845

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. Upper East Region – 19
  5. Oti Region – 19
  6. Central Region – 21
  7. Northern Region – 13
  8. Volta Region – 16
  9. Western Region – 9
  10. Upper West Region – 10
  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.

he 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

In light of this, Mfidie.com is here to educate you on how the virus spreads and how to keep yourself and those you love safe.

Be sure to share this with as many people as you can.

How does Coronavirus spread?

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly through person-to-person contact.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

How to protect yourself against Coronavirus in Ghana

Here are the steps to take to protect yourself from Coronavirus in Ghana:

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Maintain social distancing
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. Practice respiratory hygiene
  5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  6. Follow the directions of the Ghana Health Service

Now, let’s break it down

Wash your hands frequently.

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand. Rub or wash them with soap and water.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least one metre (three feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you and the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

In Ghana, the Coronavirus hotline numbers to call are: 0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 and 0558439868

Follow the directions of the Ghana Health Service

National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus in Ghana

What are the numbers to call to report a suspected case in Ghana

In Ghana, the Coronavirus hotline numbers to call are: 0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 and 0558439868

How do you catch or contract coronavirus?

Coronavirus is thought to be spread by small drops of moisture we release when we sneeze or cough.
The moisture has to get into your body to make you sick, which means you can catch coronavirus if those droplets get into your eyes, nose or mouth.

How can you tell if you have Coronavirus?

The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, sore throat, dry cough and fatigue. Other symptoms can also include headaches, nasal congestion or a runny nose.

How can I prevent myself from getting coronavirus?

The best way to avoid catching coronavirus from touching a contaminated surface is to wash your hands properly and avoid touching your face.

How long will the coronavirus last?

Scientists are working on new technologies to try and develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation said the first vaccines targeting the disease could take 18 months to develop, which would mean August 2021.

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