Dr Badu Sarkodie, the Director of Community Health and fitness, Ghana Health Assistance (GHS), on Thursday mentioned even though the country’s day by day amount of new Covid-19 infections are decreasing, the curve is not sharp enough.
He mentioned when some before scorching location parts such as Tema, Reduced Manya and Obuasi districts have not record new scenarios of the virus in the earlier 7 days, three other very hot places have sprang up within just the same interval, pushing the an infection curve a little upward.
He attributed this to the point that folks were however not adhering to the preventive etiquettes and protection protocols, and suggested the general public to be much more accountable and supportive in their actions toward the battle in opposition to the spread of the virus in their communities.
Dr Sarkodie, who was supplying Ghana’s situational update of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Minister’s press briefing in Accra, explained formal information by the GHS as at Might 26, 2020 signifies that there has been 186 new bacterial infections from 31 districts in 4 locations due to the fact its past update on Tuesday, May possibly 25.
He stated the country’s present-day examination positivity charge is 3.56 per cent, with a cumulative complete of 7,303 good conditions, 2,412 recoveries and 34 fatalities.
He stated this leaves the complete number of energetic instances at 4, 857 individuals, who are becoming managed in remedy web sites, isolation centres and other household management situations and out of these 14 had been extreme, but not on ventilators and a few were also critically ill.
Giving specifics on the district update of the new cases recorded, he explained, while in the Better Accra Location 18 districts new conditions, those with substantial numbers were being Ablekuma -47, Ayawaso East-36, Ayawaso North-11, Korle Klottey-13, and Okaikoi-6, with the remaining districts contributed about 5 circumstances or fewer each individual, although Tema metropolis also recorded 4 new cases.
He described that all of them were being districts who experienced currently recorded instances and ended up getting managed by health authorities by way of the existing measures, like intense contact tracing, remedy, isolation and intensive public education and learning on the cleanliness and security protocols between others.
Dr Sarkodie explained districts in the Eastern Location like the Akuapem North and South respectively recorded new circumstances, even though in the Central Region, Cape Coast, Mfantseman, Abora Dunkwa and Higher Denkyira also had new file of infections.
In the situation of the Ashanti Location 6 districts recorded new scenarios and these had been built up of the Kumasi Metropolis-four, Amansie West- 1 Kwabre East- one Effigya Kwabre South-1 Ejisu-a single and Oforikrom-just one, but Obuasi metro did not record any new instances.
He stated the three new hotspots involving Obuasi, Lower Manya Krobo and Tema districts which formerly spiked the number of new bacterial infections did not report any scenarios this time, this means the various actions which include aggressive tracing, testing, isolating, and controlling cases had been operating.
Dr Sarkodie stated ongoing steps provided engagements with all stakeholders including spiritual organisations, Ministry of Schooling, Ghana Football Affiliation and providing them with the technical help required for to produce their individual threat communication tips for instruction.
Again, enhanced surveillance, speak to tracing, screening and remedy ended up also ongoing.
He appealed to all citizens to continue to be committed and disciplined in enforcing the different hygiene and basic safety protocols which involved social distancing, carrying of face masks and frequent handwashing with cleaning soap less than jogging drinking water, or use of liquor-dependent hand sanitizers.