Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now 4700 with 494 recoveries

A laboratory worker places a test tube containing a patient's sample into a box during coronavirus detection tests in the virology research labs at UZ Leuven university hospital in Leuven, Belgium, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. China has kick-started a clinical trial to speedily test a drug for the novel coronavirus infection as the nation rushes therapies for those afflicted and scours for vaccines to protect the rest. Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg via Getty Images

According to President Akufo-Addo, 4700 persons have reportedly been confirmed positive of the deadly novel coronavirus in Ghana as of Sunday, 9.30 pm.

The President announced this during his ninth televised nation’s address to the citizenry of Ghana on measures put in place to slow the fast spreading of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ghana.

He added that a total of 494 victims of the disease has recovered and under monitoring.

Akufo-Addo detailed that as of Sunday, 9.30 pm, the country had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. Unfortunately, 22 persons have been pronounced dead to the disease.

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Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo in response to an appeal made by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) extended the ban imposed on public and social gatherings till the end of the month (May).

His decision is also in line with the Executive Instrument (E.I.) 64 which the president signed to give full effect to the new measure from Monday, May 11, 2020.