Confidential information on Ghana’s COVID-19 profile seen by Asaaseradio.com shows that the national case count for novel coronavirus infection is now just under 7,000.
An increase of 156 confirmed cases over the space of 24 hours has taken the total from 6,808 to 6,964.
Korle Klottey: hottest spot
Seventy-two of the new cases were detected in Greater Accra.
The hot spots are Korle Klottey (28 new cases), Okaikoi North (ten), Tema (seven) and Ayawaso West and Ga Central (five new cases each).
Smaller numbers emerged in:
Weija Gbawe – 4
Ga East – 4
Tema West – 3
Adentan – 2
La-Nkwantanang-Madina – 1
Ledzokuku – 1
Ga North – 1
Ga South – 1
Doctors are still detecting the bulk of infection in Greater Accra through routine surveillance of groups at high risk of contracting the virus. Sixty-five of the new infections were identified through routine surveillance and only seven through contact tracing.
The figures suggest that the trend of community spread is declining.
The increases in the Western Region are more rampant. The report puts the latest regional increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus infection at 57.
Thirty-six of these were found in the gold-mining Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality, 19 in Effia-Kwesimintsim and one case each in Wassa Amenfi East and Wassa East.
The change in the Western Region is the single largest jump in numbers since 14 and 19 May. Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 were registered on both of those dates.
Local news reports in the past 24 hours speak of an outbreak of infection among members of the Ghana Navy.
The Central Region reports an additional 13 cases of coronavirus infection and Volta ten. In Ashanti, however, the second biggest area of concentration for COVID-19, doctors have detected only four new cases.
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