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Ghana records one more Covid-19 death

One more person has died of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

That brings to nine, the number of persons in the country who have succumbed to the viral infection as at Saturday, April 18.

Total recorded cases now stand at 834 with 99 recoveries.

According to the latest update by the Ghana Health Service, 10 out of the 16 regions have recorded positive cases of the virus.

Greater Accra has maintained its lead with 685 cases, followed by Ashanti and Eastern Regions which have recorded 59 and 51 cases respectively.

Three regions- Central, Western and North East- have the least reported cases of one each.

Situation update

The Ghana Health Service said in a statement on its website:

“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 15, 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…”