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GOODNEWS – COVID-19: Ghana should begin to see a decline in cases – GHS

Ghana should begin to see a decline in coronavirus infections in the coming days, the Ghana Health Service has revealed.

According to the Director Of Public Health at the Service, Dr Badu-Sarkodie, the country has reached its peak in Covid-19 infections and should now begin to witness a decreasing trend if citizens comport themselves and continue to take the necessary precautions.

Addressing a briefing on Ghana’s Covid 19 situation, Dr. Sarkodie revealed that officials are continuously monitoring the situation and data will soon be made available to the public on the positive development.

“As a country, we have undertaken aggressive contact tracing and testing. And from the first day we recorded our first confirmed coronavirus case in Ghana on 12th March, 2020, the quarantine process in Accra and Tamale resulted in a sharp rise in our cases,” he said.

“But the observation now is that we seem to have reached the peak as a country and we are at a stage to decline.

“The decline will depend on how we adhere to the various preventive measures. We are not off the hook yet but if we continue the way we are doing now adhering to social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands and sanitizing regularly, we will begin to see a decline,” he said.

Ghana recorded 550 new cases of coronavirus on Monday to bring the total number of infections in the country to 2,719 cases with 219 recoveries and 18 deaths.