Exams have been carried out on 7,461 out of the 15,384 folks discovered as a result of get in touch with tracing and 14 have examined constructive for coronavirus, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed.
This determine is part of the freshly recorded Covid-19 situations in the nation which has taken Ghana’s depend to 287.
At a press briefing in Accra, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said “out of the 15,384 samples that are getting procedure, 7,461 have been tested so considerably, and 14 (.18 percent) have analyzed positive.”
He, having said that, urged calm and mentioned, “that is why we continue on to motivate individuals that do not get alarmed when you see the raw circumstance rely numbers go up.
“It is mainly because we are aggressively heading out there now in lookup of the virus, we will locate these numbers. The far more numbers we find the much better we are for the health and fitness support to deliver care for individuals who are ill. Remember to do not be alarmed,” he explained.
Final 7 days, in the course of his deal with to the country, President Akufo-Addo indicated that Ghana’s combat towards the coronavirus hinges on examination success from these 15,384 individuals.
He disclosed that these people were being culled from the19, 276 folks who have been arrived at by way of make contact with tracing.
“It is the outcomes of these tests that will decide our long run program of motion. Government’s plan and measures will go on to be pushed by the science in this issue.
“…so, in the training course of the coming week, a determination will be made as to no matter whether or not to increase the length of the two-7 days restriction on movement, and the implementation or if not of any much more increased steps to offer with the virus.”
The Ghana Overall health Assistance has, even so, provided a regional distribution of the 287 circumstances as follows: Greater Accra Area has most circumstances (258) adopted by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Location (10), Upper West Region (1), Jap Region (1) and Higher East Area (1),” the Ghana Overall health Services stated on its committed page for Covid-19 updates.
The update even more disclosed that a complete of 172 conditions ended up described from the plan and enhanced surveillance pursuits.
The Assistance extra that confirmed coronavirus situations from travellers below obligatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale had been 115.
Meanwhile, the Provider reported the period for necessary quarantine for travellers who arrived from March 21 to 22, 2020 has ended.
“In all, a complete of 1,030 travellers had been quarantined throughout the time period. Out of these, 79 (7.7%) ended up beneficial for the duration of the initial screening while 951 have been damaging.
“Twenty-six (26) amongst these that had been initially negative were being discovered to have transformed to be good at the exit screening, bringing to a overall of 105 which constitutes 10.2% between the travellers that ended up quarantined.” in accordance to the newest update.