COVID-19: About 10 Regions Record Zero Or Low New Cases; Let’s Continue With The Safety Protocols – Dr Da Costa

The Leader of Risk Communication for the National COVID -19 response team, Dr Da Costa Aboagye has noted that over the last few weeks, about ten or more regions in Ghana have recorded zero or a low number of new cases.

According to Dr Da Costa Upper East, Northern Region, North East, Oti region, Western North, Savannah, and Ahafo regions are examples of Regions with either Zero new cases or low numbers of new cases as of today.

He cited that Upper East, for example, has not reported any new case for some time as reported by the Ghana Health Service daily updates.

Dr Da Costa noted that the Ghana Health Service and Ministry of Health continue to strengthen measures to reduce community spread, contain the disease, and optimally manage confirmed cases in all regions across the country especially in those with predominantly high infections like Greater Accra, Ashanti Region, and Western Region.

Touching on the active cases, he argued that, there is a slightly declining trend over the last few weeks, and citizens must continue to comply with the safety protocols so that Ghana’s active case burden will continue to reduce. For example on 5 July 2020, the active cases were 5,129 but as of today, the active cases are 3,095.

“We must not be complacent of these figures but, make sure the daily new cases in the areas of community spread reduce significantly. For example, how do we reduce the spread in Greater Accra and Ashanti Region to very low numbers per day or zero cases? We also have to find out why the cases are spreading in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Region but some regions are recording zero or a low number of new cases”, he told Peacefmonline.com.

The Director of Health Promotion also revealed that the recovery rate continues to go up and currently stands at around 89% of the total cumulative cases

Without losing our guard, he advised Ghanaians “to continue to strictly adhere to safety measures such as the mandatory wearing of face mask, regular hand washing with soap under running water and frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer as these serve as our lifeline against COVID-19 infections”.

According to the Ghana Health Service update, the active cases are now 3,095, with 27,801 recovery and 161 deaths.

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