Former president John Mahama is worried about the number of COVID-19 cases so far recorded in Ghana, especially the spike within the last 24 hours.
The cases jumped from 3,091 on Wednesday to over 4,000 on Friday, putting most Ghanaians in a state of trepidation since the lockdown was lifted almost a month ago.
Expressing concerns in a Facebook post, Mr. Mahama advised Ghanaians to adhere to all the safety protocols to keep the virus from spreading.
“From 3,091 to 4,012 #COVID19 cases within 24 hours; Government is certainly failing the people of Ghana. Fear gripped many homes last night when the latest confirmed cases were released. And that is understandable. #COVID19 is real, my brothers and sisters.
“I want to encourage you, yet again, to protect yourself. Regular hand washing with soap and under running water is a must. Stay Home, but if you have to go out for any reason including work, wear your mask, take along a hand sanitizer, and always disinfect commonly used and touched surfaces. And, let us continue to remember the poor & needy. They need our support,” he posted on Saturday.
The death toll is still 18.
Twenty more patients have recovered making the total number 323, per the latest update.
“Over 50% of these cases were as a result of an outbreak in an industrial facility with 1,300 workers of which 533 have been confirmed positive. Over the same period, 20 more recoveries have been reported.
“Bono Region has recorded a case and thus 13 out of 16 regions have reported cases.
“Currently, the only regions with no confirmed cases of COVID-19 are the Savannah, Bono East and Ahafo regions,” a statement from the GHS said.
Greater Accra Region – 3,436
Ashanti Region – 210
Eastern Region – 96
Central Region – 58
Western North Region – 56
Western Region – 35
Volta Region – 32
Upper East Region – 26
Oti Region – 24
Upper West Region – 20
Northern Region – 16
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1
Savannah Region – 0
Ahafo Region – 0
Bono East Region – 0