Ghana’s active case count of the COVID-19 pandemic has shot up marginally to 947, according to latest figures from the Ghana Health Service.
The total number of confirmed cases stands at 48,788 after the Ghana Health Service recorded an additional 147 new cases from the laboratories as at 2 November 2020. So far, 47, 521 persons have recovered and have been discharged.
The death toll stands at 320.
Out of the 947 active cases of COVID-19 in Ghana, 629 are in Greater Accra Region, 85 in the Bono Region, 33 in Western and 30 in the Ashanti Region.
Below is the cumulative cases of the pandemic situation per region
Greater Accra Region – 25,649
Ashanti Region – 11,029
Western Region – 2,996
Eastern Region – 2,452
Central Region – 1,935
Bono East Region – 785
Volta Region – 684
Western North Region – 651
Bono Region – 600
Northern Region – 547
Ahafo Region – 528
Upper East Region – 358
Oti Region – 243
Upper West Region – 90
Savannah Region – 62
North East Region – 19
Nationwide study soon
Meanwhile, the government has served notice it will soon embark on a study to determine the exposure of Ghanaians to the novel coronavirus pandemic, presidential advisor on health, Dr Nsiah Asare, has announced.
The nationwide study will be conducted in collaboration with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR), and other laboratories across the country.
Dr. Asare revealed this in an interview with host of the Asaase Breakfast Show, Kojo Mensah, following a report suggesting about one million people are already exposed to COVID-19 in the Greater Accra Region.
He said the research conducted by the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) is not conclusive, rejecting media reports that it means one million persons have been infected with the virus in the region.
“The whole problem is that they are scientists, so when a scientist does anything, even when he comes to your house and there are 20 people with malaria parasites, he will tell you that 40 percent of the people have malaria and that does not mean that everybody in the community has malaria parasite,” Dr. Asare explained.
“That is their statistical translation, but I think in COVID, you cannot conclude like that, the study does not tell you the source of infection, so exposure and infections are different,” the former director general of the Ghana Health Service clarified.
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