Ghana’s laboratories have been tasked to work spherical the clock to method a backlog of in excess of 12, 000 samples collected for testing for Covid 19.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a tweet on Thursday evening mentioned the processing will be in addition to 51,000 samples currently tested as of Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
Contact tracing groups and laboratory experts were being tasked to trace some first about 10,000 at-hazard-individuals but have presently analyzed some 50,000.
The improved screening plan tends to make Ghana the next most aggressive country in screening for covid-19 in Africa.
Industry experts say early screening is vital in encouraging a region consider management of the distribute and have in.
Analysts say the processing of the backlog need to conclude the intense tests application aimed determining Ghana’s an infection fee to support in conclusion creating.
“Many many thanks to the get in touch with tracing groups and lab professionals for the intense work you are accomplishing. You were being tasked to come across some about 10k at threat folks. You have carried out 5x that and so far 51k of your samples have been examined,” Mr Nkrumah disclosed.
The Minister in a additional tweet stated: “As you work spherical the clock to finish the processing of the excess about 12k backlog samples submitted, be inspired that the nation is grateful for you assistance, Akpe Na Mi”.
Ghana has so significantly recorded 641 positive scenarios of the virus with 83 recoveries and 8 fatalities. Acquiring executed 50,000 assessments Ghana’s infection fee is assumed to be all around 1.3%.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in his final country tackle on Ghana’s response prolonged the imposition of limitations in increased portion of Accra and Kumasi for just one additional week to stay clear of community spread of the virus.
With an infection amount of about 1.3%, it remains unclear what the President’s choice will be going ahead.