Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased by 125 cases to 1,279 even as the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions mandating the wearing of mask in public. The current data show that the number of death cases has jumped to 10 but recoveries have also seen improvement from 120 to 134.
According to the Ghana Health Service’s COVID-19 website, the breakdown of the cases by region shows that Oti and Western North regions have recorded their first cases with Oti recording 13 and Western North recording one.
Greater Accra Region continues to have the highest number of cases with 1,089 with Ashanti and Eastern regions registering 69 and 56 respectively.
Authorities say contact tracing has been intensified.
Meanwhile, the Head of Virology at the Nogichi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Professor William Ampofo, has said about 30,000 samples have been tested in addition to the total number of tested samples disclosed by the President, in his 7th COVID-19 address to the nation.
He assured that the leading research facilities involved in the testing of COVID-19 samples, including Noguchi and the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research (KCCR), have in place an improved method and staff to test over as many samples as possible.