Ghana’s Covid-19 circumstance rely has viewed a considerable bounce by a whopping 193 instances.
The newest figure produced by the Ghana Wellbeing Service (GHS), which may possibly appear as sudden to a lot of, now puts the countrywide tally at 834 from the previous 641.
One particular more demise has been recorded although the range of those people who have recovered from the viral infection has also improved to 99.
4 big cities of the country, Accra, Kumasi, Kasoa and Tema, are already on a three-7 days lockdown aimed at keeping the unfold of the lethal virus.
However, it is unclear if the limits on movements, which has now been prolonged after, will be named off by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in his next handle due to the sudden increase in the number of conditions.
The Ghana Wellbeing Services is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for screening as aspect of the Covid-19 screening training.
This is soon after some 57,000 samples have currently been effectively examined as at April 15, 2020. In the very first batch of this backlog, an further 198 have been discovered to be good.
This will convey Ghana’s overall situation depend to 834 at the moment. The basic public is, having said that, encouraged that this does not signify new bacterial infections that are occurring. It signifies final results from tests of a backlog of samples.
The laboratories have been doing work day and night to exam this substantial range of samples. Ideally in the upcoming couple of times all the tests would be done.
Total samples tested so far now stands at 60, 916 with 1.37 % screening good.
Regions that have described cases are Higher Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East.
The federal government on Thursday disclosed that it was expecting outcomes from some 12,000 samples sent for screening.
Information and facts Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in a tweet on Thursday evening, mentioned the processing will be in addition to 51,000 samples now tested as at yesterday.
Contact tracing teams and lab experts have been tasked to trace some original about 10,000 at-possibility-individuals but have already tested some 50,000.
The improved screening programme helps make Ghana the 2nd most aggressive nation in tests for Covid-19 in Africa.
Professionals say early screening is vital in supporting a nation choose regulate of the unfold and contain in.