With schools closed, bars shut down, some markets being closed, enhanced testing and treatment being done, Ghana’s cases increase to 4,700.
According to President Akuffo Addo, in a televised broadcast on an update of the way forward with the management of the pandemic and other factors, he announced that the confirmed number of persons with the virus has climbed up to 4,700.
Speaking on Sunday night, he stated that Ghana’s cases comes from a total number of 160,501 tests that have been conducted around the nation so far by the hardworking team.
He added that although there has been an increase in cases there has also been a significant increase in the number of recoveries bringing it up to 494 which is close to about 116 more recoveries as compared to yesterday when the nation recorded a total number of recoveries of 378.
“With our total number of infections standing at 4,700 with 494 recoveries, 5 persons being critically ill and 4,179 responding to treatment, 22 persons virtually with underlying conditions, like diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and many others have unhappily died”
It is quite sad to note that Ghana’s case increase was as a result of some infections that occurred at a fishing processing factory located out of which 533 people were infected by one person.
“It is important to stress that five hundred and thirty-three (533) out of the nine hundred and twenty-one (921) new cases recorded between last Wednesday and Thursday are factory workers from a fish processing factory 2 located in Tema. All five hundred and thirty-three (533) persons were infected by one (1) person”.
However, this situation led to an increase in cases from last Wednesday and Thursday with other backlogs spanning from as far as 26th April.
“Again, let me reiterate that these new nine hundred and twenty-one (921) cases were from backlogs dating as far back as 26th April, and not necessarily over a twenty-four (24) hour window”.
In addition, advised Ghanaians to stick to the protocols, i.e washing of hands under running water with soap for at least 20 seconds, wearing of nose mask when one is about to step out, enhanced hygiene, social distancing and many others.
WHO commends Ghana on Covid 19 approach
Even though, Ghana’s strategy of enhanced testing, more contact tracing and treatment are being carried out, we have about more than 4,000 patients being taking good care of and responding to treatment.
However, President Akufo Addo also hinted that the World Health Organization has approached Ghana to share its strategies to other countries.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI