The novel coronavirus cases in Ghana have risen to 195 Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said.
Thirty-four new cases have been recorded since Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
The Greater Accra Region has 174 of these cases, the Northern Region has 10, the Ashanti Region has nine, the Upper West Region has one, and the Eastern Region also has one case. One hundred of the cases have been from the state’s general surveillance.
The Minister also disclosed that in Accra, the contact tracing team have reached 635 people. Out of this number, 589 samples have been taken and sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).
In the Ashanti region where a 40-member team has been deployed to undertake surveillance, 160 people have been identified and contacted. From this, 22 samples have been taken for testing.
Mr Agyeman-Manu also disclosed that the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has also commenced testing. The move is part of government’s efforts to establish more testing centres.
There are currently 58 infected persons continuing treatment at home after 20 of them were recently discharged. There are 50 cases on admission at Ga East where a hospital has been dedicated to treating infected persons.
In the Greater Accra Region, a 10-day house-to-house Coronavirus tracing and testing exercise has begun in the Ayawaso West Municipality. The Ayawaso West Municipality has been identified as a hotspot in the Greater Accra Region.
A similar exercise is being carried out in the Ashanti Region in an area yet to be disclosed by authorities.