President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo On Sunday April 19 , 2020 has Ghana has confirmed 208 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total count to 1042.
The President said with the institution of the enhanced contact tracing and testing measures, Ghana has recorded an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, the President said the increase in numbers is as a result of over 68, 000 tests conducted.
According to the President, nine people have died from the disease while 99 people have recovered and discharged, according to the GHS.
He stated that over 900 people are currently receiving treatment either at home or at medical facilities.
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.
Total samples tested so far now stands at 86, 916 with a backlog of over 18,000 results expected.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.