- Active COVID-19 cases in Ghana have dropped significantly
- The Ghana Health Service data indicates that recoveries and discharges shoot up
- Active COVID-19 cases in Ghana have dropped significantly as recoveries and discharges shoot up
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Ghana is making inroads in the management of the coronavirus as active cases drop to 1,906 from 2,007.
The latest update given on August 14, 2020, indicates that the national recoveries are now 39, 718.
According to the Ghana Health Service, 122 new cases took the national tally to 41, 847 with the death toll remaining at 223 over the past three days.
Regional breakdown below:
Greater Accra Region – 20,865
Ashanti Region – 10,431
Western Region – 2,860
Eastern Region – 2,013
Central Region – 1,751
Bono East Region – 703
Volta Region – 628
Western North Region – 580
Ahafo Region – 469
Northern Region – 454
Bono Region – 439
Upper East Region – 282
Oti Region – 213
Upper West Region – 88
Savannah Region – 62
North East Region – 9
Meanwhile, the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) is urging the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to look into the criteria used in validating antibody Rapid Diagnostics Test kits (RDTs) for COVID -19 testing in the country.
The group is alleging the FDA is not using the appropriate method to evaluate and validate antibody RTDs for COVID-19 testing.
“.... continuous use of Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), the so-called gold standards, as a yardstick for antibody RDTs validation makes it almost impossible for any COVID-19 antibody RDTs to get approval from the regulator," the group noted.
The laboratory scientists recommended to the FDA to consider the use of a comparator gold standard.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported it seems Russia has finally beaten the world to it as the country plans to launch its Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, August 12, without the certification of the World Health Organisation.
Yahoo News reports that the three phases of human trials by Russia have successfully been completed as the country plans to go into mass production.
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