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General News of Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Source: happyghana.com

Ghanaians should be concerned about number of coronavirus cases in the country – Noguchi


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Ghana recorded its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020.

This was a day after President Akufo-Addo directed the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan.

Most Ghanaians are in a state of dilemma about how the number of infected people keeps rising.

Speaking in an interview on the Happy Morning Show with Samuel Eshun, Kofi Bonney Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) said. Revealed that Ghanaians should be concerned, because the positive cases for COVID-19 have shot up from tests we have conducted “Cases are now more than the official 1042. “

“Ghanaians should be worried about the spike in the number of coronavirus cases. For the last four days, they have not updated the website but when they add the numbers will raise and Ghanaians should be concerned…”

Ghana has currently recorded 1042 cases with 9 deaths and 99 recoveries.

Situation update, by the Ghana health service on the covid-19 outbreak in Ghana as of 19 April 2020.

The Ghana Health Service is continuing with the supervision of the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples that have been picked for testing for COVID-19.

Total samples tested so far now stands at 68,591 with 1.52 % testing positive. The results of these backlog of samples when released does not mean the number of new cases recorded on the day of the report. Regions that have reported cases remain the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western, and North East regions.

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