The Ghana Health Service has allayed fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.
Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye, the Director of Ghana Health Service says their data available to them does not support suggestions of a second wave.
Many European countries are experiencing a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and have gone back to lockdown.
There is a slow but steady rise in active cases over the month of October, raising concerns that Ghana may have to soon deal with a second wave of COVID-19 as is happening in other countries if nothing is done to arrest the situation but Dr. Kumah-Aboagye does not believe a second wave of the virus is looming.
“In terms of a second wave, those of us who are looking at the figures have not seen any indication in that direction. You normally would have used our moving averages, it’s still on the website, we have not tempered with it. I keep saying that we are where we are because we did many things including testing, isolation, treatment and the adherence to the protocol.”
The Ghana Health Service boss, however, appealed to Ghanaians to continue to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 preventive activities including the wearing of face masks in public to protect the gains made by the country.
Ghana’s cumulative COVID-19 case count is nearly 50,000 with 620 active cases and 320 deaths.