COVID-19: Increase of confirmed cases proves growing community spread – Dr. Ayensu-Danquah

COVID-19: Increase of confirmed cases proves growing community spread – Dr. Ayensu-Danquah

- A member of NDC's COVID-19 technical team, has expressed concern about the fast-rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country

- She said it is not true that the rising number of cases is as a result of the rigorous testing

- She said the rising numer of confirmed cases proves that community spread of the virus is increasing across the country

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Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah, a member of the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) COVID-19 technical team, has expressed concern about the fast-rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.

She said it is not true that the rising number of cases is as a result of the rigorous testing being carried out but rather it proves that community spread of the virus is increasing across the country.

Speaking in an interview on Citi TV's Point of View, she challenged the assertion, stressing that the government has not done enough to curtail the spread of the disease hence the confirmation of many positive cases.

COVID-19: Increase of confirmed cases proves growing community spread – Dr. Ayensu-Danquah

COVID-19: Increase of confirmed cases proves growing community spread – Dr. Ayensu-Danquah Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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She said although testing is important, the government cannot claim it is winning the fight against COVID-19.

She called on the government to move beyond the enhanced testing and focus on mass testing which guarantees better results of identifying and quickly isolating those who may test positive for COVID-19.

“Mass testing is not what we are doing now. We are doing enhanced testing, we need to move to mass testing,” she said.

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In a related piece of news, the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Justice Yankson, has stated that there could be a rise in the number of Coronavirus-related deaths in the country.

According to him, that may happen because the health care facilities in the country are overwhelmed by the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Speaking in an interview on Citi TV, Dr. Yankson said when you juxtapose the increasing number to the rate at which we are growing to the sort of [health] facilities the country has, one would realize that the state may be in trouble.

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