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COVID-19 : Ghana’s Situation Report as at 28 May

Situation update, covid-19 outbreak in ghana as at 28 may 2020, 23:00 hrs

Ghana’s case count stands at 7,616 with 2,421 recoveries and 34 deaths.

Severe-15 and Critical-5, 2 of which are on ventilator (UGMC-5, Ga East-4, Korle-Bu-3, Kumasi-3, 37 Hosp-2, Ho-1, Nyaho-2)


Brief Report on 35th Death

70-year-old female referred to a hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure and severe hypertension. She was reassessed with a new diagnosis of Acute left ventricular failure secondary to acute myocardial infarction and Bronchopneumonia to rule out COVID-19. She was isolated and managed as a case of suspected COVID-19. She died two days on admission and the lab results came out as positive for COPVID-19.


Brief Report on Kuwait Returnees 

A total of 231 returnees from Kuwait arrived in Ghana on the 23rd May 2020. A total of 229 were placed under under mandatory quarantine while two transferred straight from airport to Hospital for emergency medical care. There was a total of 170 females and 61 males. The ages ranged from 23 to 49 years for females and 23 to 58 years for females. The mean age for females was 32 years and that for males was 35 years.

All 231 have had their initial screening for COVID 19 and results of 221 have been received. A total of 30 (13.6%) have tested positive for COVID-19.


Table 3: Changes in reported cases of COVID-19 in Ghana from 27 May to 28 May 2020

Region 27-May 28-May Difference  Reason/Districts reporting
Greater Accra


5,331 5,430 99 Routine surveillance 141 and 42 from contact tracing
Ledzokuku 29
Ayawaso West 27
*Kuwaiti Returnees (A group of Ghanaians from Kuwait on mandatory Quarantine at Prampram) 16
Ga North 5
La Dade Kotopon 7
Ayawaso East 5
Kpone Katamanso 4
Korle Klottey 1
Adenta 1
Ashaiman 1
Weija Gbawe 1
Accra metro 1
Ayawaso Central 1
Eastern 117 117
Central 376 381 5 Cape Coast Metro (3), Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa(1),Upper Denkyira East (1)
Western 395 405 10  Tarkwa Nsuem (10)
Upper West 22 22  
Volta 59 71 12 Ho(5), Anloga (2),Ketu South(1),Central Tongu(4)
Ashanti 1,160 1,183 23 Obuasi Muni. (4), Bosomtwe (2), Asokore Mampong (1), Kumasi Metro (5), Oforikrom(1),Atwima Kwanwoma(6), Ejusu(4)
Upper East 26 26  
Northern 36 37 1 Tamale Metro
North East 2 2  
Oti 26 26  
Western North 63 65 2 Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai
Bono 1 1  
Savannah 1 1    
Bono East 1 1    
 Total 7,616 7,768 152  


  • Stay at home; observe social distancing; avoid shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, dispose the tissue in a closed bin, and then wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces such as remote controls and doorknobs.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Always wear a mask, particularly when leaving home
  • Call the designated health line(s) in your district for necessary assistance or support if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. You can also call any of the following toll-free numbers for assistance: 112, 050 949 7700 and 055 843 9868

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