Covid 19: Virologist fears #FixTheCountry protest could be a super spreader

Covid 19: Virologist fears #FixTheCountry protest could be a super spreader

Dr John Amoasi, a virologist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, fears today’s #FixTheCountry protest could be a potential super-spreader of Covid-19.

He explained that, due to the surge in cases, the protest will definitely contribute to the spread of the virus.

“This kind of activity is a potential super spreader event and given what we see now with the number of cases definitely will contribute to an increase…”

The latest active coronavirus case count in Ghana is approaching 6,000 as the country’s rising infections persist.

According to data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS), as of July 29, the number of active cases in Ghana stands at 5,928. Out of these cases, 86 are said to be severe while 17 are in critical condition.

In its latest update, the GHS revealed that new cases reported have shot up to 664, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 104,994.

Also, since the first cases were recorded in March last year, a total of 98,229 persons have recovered, and have been discharged from various health facilities. In the Greater Accra Region alone, 53,605 individuals have been discharged.

The death toll is, however, on the rise, currently at 837. The Greater Accra Region remains the largest Covid-19 hotspot with 56,789 cases. And the Upper West Region is the only region with no recorded active cases currently.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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