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05.05.2020 Health

Covid-19: Ghana Conducts 129,461 Tests

Covid-19: Ghana Conducts 129,461 Tests
LISTEN MAY 5, 2020

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said 129,461 Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests have been conducted in the country as of May 5.

Professor William Ampofo, head of the Virology Department of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) speaking at a press briefing in Accra, said the center has no backlock of samples to test.

He further noted that a backlock of 1982 samples to be tested at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), will also be cleared by Thursday May 7.

Prof Ampofo said with additional testing centers coming on board like that of Ho and Tamale, the country will be able to give test results within 24 hours.

He also hinted that the GHS was working with the health directorate in the Western Regionare on the establishment of another testing center at the Veterinary Service Department in Takoradi and the Afia Nkwanta Hospital.

“Looking at the testing centers by the end of May we can have every region testing for Covid-19, ” he said.

Ghana has recorded 2719 cases of Covid-19 with 18 deaths.

The country has however recorded 294 recoveries with 200 more awaiting confirmation test results.

---Daily Guide

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