AS OF TODAY
What You Need to Know About COVID-19
What are Coronaviruses?
How it spreads
Viruses can spread from human contact with animals and also from human to human.
When it comes to human-to-human transmission of the viruses, often it happens when someone comes into contact with the infected person’s secretions. The exposure factors are;
- a cough
- sneeze or
The virus can also be transmitted by touching something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
Signs and Symptoms
The viruses can make people sick. Coronavirus symptoms include;
- a runny nose
- sore throat
- possibly a headache
There is no vaccine to protect against this family of viruses. Reduce your risk of infection by
- Wash your hands with soap and water before touching anything including your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
- Disinfect the objects and surfaces you touch.
- If you are sick, stay home and avoid crowds and contact with others.
- There is no specific treatment. Most of the time, symptoms will go away on their own.
- Doctors can relieve symptoms by prescribing a pain or fever medication.
- A room humidifier or a hot shower can help with a sore throat or cough.
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Get rest and sleep as much as possible.
- If symptoms feel worse than a standard cold, see your doctor
"How do you have peace in the middle of a pandemic? How do you have faith over fear and an unknown future? Here is how- you trust Yahushua with your life."
The Ghana Health Service is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing as part of the COVID-19 testing exercise. This is after some 57,000 samples have already been successfully tested as at April 15th 2020. In the first batch of this backlog, an additional 198 have been found to be positive. This will bring Ghana’s total case count to 834 at the moment. 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.
The laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples. Hopefully in the next few days all the testing would be completed.
Total samples tested so far now stands at 60, 916 with 1.37 % testing positive. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report. Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.
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