COVID-19: Ghana’s active cases now 947

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported 947 active cases after an additional 147 increased the national case tally to 48,788

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.

Fred Dzakpata

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