Ghana’s COVID-19 cases hit 1042

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President Akufo-Addo has announced that Ghana’s COVID-19 cases has shot up to 1042 cases representing 1.5 percent of total test results.

He made this announcement during his address to the nation on April 19, 2020.

He said 86,000 contacts have been traced so far with 68,591 tested. He added that 18,000 results are yet to be received.

The president said the reason for the increase in the case count is as a result of the effective contact tracing done after the partial lockdown adding that the decision to impose restrictions were backed by data at hand.

“We are ranked number one in Africa when it comes to tests per one million people,” he said.

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