Ghana Averaging 400 new COVID-19 cases per Day – GHS
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has expressed concerns at the rate at which the country was recording COVID-19 cases.
According to the GHS, on the average, Ghana is currently recording 400 cases a day.
The country’s total case count is pegged at 21,968 with 129 deaths as of June 7, 2020.
The Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday said, Ghanaians should be extra cautious, considering the worsening infection rate trend.
“We are doing an average now of about 400 cases a day, and that is something that we need to take caution of, and make sure we bring it down.”
The GHS had in May, indicated that the disease may have reached its infection rate peak in Ghana.
However, recent figures has shown that rate of spread has worsened, contrary to earlier predictions.
The GHS said the spike in Covid-19 infections can be attributed to the non-adherence to safety protocols, on the part of Ghanaians.
“No country can bring down its COVID-19 numbers if the people do not follow the protocols because the public health measures are to test and treat but individuals have to ensure not getting infected. Mask wearing is low in Ghana, social distancing clearly disregard”
Dr Kuma-Aboagye noted that major stakeholders are moving in, to ensure strict compliance to covid-19 protocols, in order to flatten the infection-rate curve.