Active COVID-19 cases in Ghana now 1,906

Active COVID-19 cases in Ghana now 1,906

- 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.

Active COVID-19 cases in Ghana now 1,906

Ghana's COVID-19 death toll still at 223. Source: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

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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

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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.

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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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