COVID 19: W/R Confirmed First Case. Remain Calm And Vigilant - Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah (MP)

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 566. This comes after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 158 new cases from what it detected in its last update. The new update saw the Western Region and the Volta Region also recording new cases of the virus.

In a communique issued by Honorable Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, MP for Western Region on 13th April, 2020, he confirmed the case in question involved a Chinese foreign national who arrived in the country on 21st March, 2020. The test was conducted which came positive with COVID-19 on 12th April, 2020.

The Honorable Minister went ahead to discourage the circulation of false news and misinformation on social media and main stream media. Again, he admonished all the Chiefs and the good people of the Western Region to remain calm yet vigilant and to cooperate with the Health and Security Personnel to curtail the spread of the virus.
The information as provided by the Ghana Health Service indicates that, off 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.
Based on the information presented, find the Regional breakdown below:

Greater Accra – 452 Ashanti – 49 Eastern – 32 Northern – 10 Volta – 9 Upper West – 7 Upper East – 4 Northern East – 1 Western – 1 Central – 1

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