The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that Ghana’s current confirmed COVID-19 case count stands at 4,700.
This was made known while delivering his 9th address to the nation on measures being taken to stop the spread of the disease last night.
Of the 4,700 confirmed cases, he said, 494 recoveries have been made, 5 persons are critically ill, 4,179 are responding to treatment while, sadly, 22 deaths have been recorded.
According to the first gentleman of the land, the coming on stream of seven more testing facilities across the country to compliment the efforts of the Noguchi Research Institute, the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research and the National Public Health Reference Laboratory at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital have helped to clear the all backlog of tests and that the reporting of confirmed cases of infection since Friday, 8th May, 2020 are current.
This means the last of the backlogs were cleared on Thursday, 7th May, 2020.
He said as at Thursday, a total 149,948 tests had been conducted out of which 4,012 positives had been recorded with 323 recoveries, 8 critically ill and 18 deaths.
On Friday, a total of 5,253 tests were conducted with 251 positives. 266 positives were recorded after a total of 2,255 tests were conducted on Saturday while 160 positives were confirmed from 3,045 tests conducted on Sunday.
Overall total number of tests conducted so far as at Sunday, 10th May, 2020 is 160,501 with number of infections standing at 4,700 with 494 recoveries and 22 deaths.