Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 5,127.
This is as a result of 427 new cases of which 272 are mainly from the Obuasi township in the Ashanti Region.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Director-General for the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said Ghana’s total recoveries still remain 494 with about 130 patients awaiting their second negative tests to be declared.
As of yesterday, a total number of 161,203 tests had been conducted in the country for the virus. Currently, the number of deaths still remain at 22 with active cases at 4,611.
“Our total recoveries as at yesterday is 494 and we have about 130 awaiting their second negative tests which will increase the number of recoveries,” Dr. Aboagye added.
Meanwhile, the Greater Accra region has recorded 89 new cases whilst the Ashanti region has 307 new cases. The Central region has also recorded 27 new cases with the Western and Volta regions recording 3 and 1 new cases respectively.
According to Dr. Aboagye, majority of the new cases were recorded from workplaces.
“Let’s create the necessary space at workplaces because they are becoming hotspots,” he said.
Out of the 5127 cases, 1,474 were recorded from routine surveillance, 115 are travellers who were put into mandatory quarantine upon arrival and the remaining 3,538 were identified from enhanced surveillance.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com