Ghana has recorded 55 new Coronavirus infections from four regions with the active cases dropping from 988 to 856. A total of 43,557 recoveries have also been recorded, representing a 97.5 percent recovery rate.
The cumulative cases stand at 44,713 with 280 deaths, representing a 0.62 percent case fatality rate.
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, said this in Accra on Thursday, during an update to the public on the national COVID-19 Case Count and Management situation.
He observed that the nation had over the last few days recorded a continuous decline of Coronavirus cases.
“Case positivity rates also continue to decline, as the number of people tested is relatively low. We have moved away from the mass testing done previously to access community spread,” he said.
The Director-General said the new COVID – 19 cases were recorded from 15 districts and that 21 cases were recorded from three districts in the Eastern Region.
He said the Greater Accra Region recorded 20 cases from five districts; eight cases were recorded from two districts in Bono East with Ashanti Region recording six new cases from five districts.
Dr Aboagye said 12 regions did not record any new case and that the Upper West, East, North East, and Savanah regions remained the regions with no active cases.
“The country is doing quite well with the containment and management of the virus as far as the number is concerned,” he said
The Director-General urged the populace to continue to wear the nose mask in public, observe social distancing and keep washing hands with soap under running water frequently.
“We in the health sector will continue our testing and contact tracing to help us contain the disease,” he assured.
Dr Aboagye tasked the media to pay attention and dedicate more time to educating the public on the Coronavirus.
The Director-General said although the political temperature is rising, the media was expected to find balance and sufficient space for COVID-19 education, which he said was critical.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experience mild to moderate respiratory illness, fever, dry cough, and tiredness, however some people recover without requiring special treatment.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is for individuals to protect themselves and others from infection by washing hands or using an alcohol-based sanitizer frequently and avoid touching the mouth, eyes, and nose.