Ghana has recorded 198 new COVID-19 cases bring the current total to 834 according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

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The new cases do not comprise of new infections, that is the numbers recorded so far are samples already taken through the contact tracing exercises and mandatory quarantining of travellers.

According to the Ghana Health Services, 60,916 samples have been tested so far with 1.37% testing positive. 99 of the patients have fully recovered with 9 recorded deaths.

The number of community infestation (people with no history of travelling outside the country) keeps surging, which has now surpassed the number of imported cases.


642 of the total confirmed cases are people with no history of travelling outside the country which make up of 77% of the recorded cases, only 23% are cases imported into the country.

Majority of the imported cases are the mandatory quarantined 1030 travellers who arrived in the country through the Kotoka International Airport on March 21 2020.

10 out of the 16 regions have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Greater Accra is the most affected region with 685 cases which is more than 82% of the total number of confirmed cases.

The other affected regions are Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.

The statistics do not comprise of cases which may be recorded today, 18 April 2020 and cases yet to be reported outside the already taken samples.

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