An earlier report indicating that eight out of the 16 coronavirus infected persons in Ghana have recovered is untrue.

The information provided by international statistics firm, Worldometers, and reported by local Ghanaian media was deleted after it was published for more than two hours by the team of developers, researchers, and volunteers who are updating the world on the status of the COVID-19.

The earlier reported figures published by Worldometers

Ghana confirmed five new COVID-19 cases on 19th March 2020, increasing the total number of recorded cases to 16.

All five new cases were reported from the Greater Accra Region.

Ghana announced its first two cases of COVID-19 on 12th March 2020.

The confirmed cases of the Coronavirus increased to six on Saturday, March 14, 2020, and then surged to seven on 17th March.

The cases, however, increased to 16 on 19th March. As a result, the government has placed a ban on all social gatherings including festivals, church and mosque services, funerals, conferences and others to prevent the spread of the disease.

Follow the official COVID-19 response updates provided by the Ghana Health Service here: