Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu says Ghanaians have fought a good battle with COVID-19 but more planning can be done to contain the spread.
This was after he inspected work on some COVID-19 centres in the Ashanti Region to ensure patients who test positive are well treated.
The Ashanti Region has recorded 5,259 cases so far and are the second highest region with COVID-19 cases in Ghana
“We have actually fought the battle, as we move forward what we have to do is continue to plan for further emergencies. We have got to a point where the centres we have created in Ashanti Region are getting chocked because the region has become a hot spot. We can turn some places into treatment centres, other facilities are near completion”.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Ghana has increased by 470.
This puts the country’s case count at 24, 988 per the latest update by the Ghana Health Service on Monday, July 13, 2020.
While persons who have clinically recovered have reached 21,067, those who have died from the disease have also increased to 139 following the confirmation of four new deaths as of the same date.
Meanwhile, the active cases in the country are 3,782.
25 persons are in severe condition whereas eight other critically ill individuals are on ventilators.
So far, 331, 366 tests have been conducted.
Out of this number, 121, 062 are from routine surveillance while the remaining 210, 304 were from contact tracing.
This leaves the country’s positivity rate at 7.54
Details of the new deaths were however not provided.