The spread of the novel coronavirus in Obuasi, among two other recent hotspots, has seemingly been contained, according to the Ghana Health Service.
The Obuasi township in the Ashanti Region, at a point, recorded 272 new infections in a day.
At a fish-processing factory in Tema, one worker is also believed to have infected 533 other workers at the facility, contributing to the surge in cases in those areas.
The service also cited Lower Manya Krobo as being a hotspot of concern.
At a press briefing on Thursday, the Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie said no new cases have been reported recently.
“I am happy to report and provide the update that the three new hotspots that spiked cases being Tema, Lower Manya Krobo and Obuasi… did not report any new cases in recent times.”
“A clear indication that various response actions that have been put in place… are providing good results,” he added.
The Ashanti Region as a whole, for example, only recorded 14 new cases in the latest update.
The Tema region also recorded only 4 new cases over the period.
But for the general increase in cases, the service has attributed the continuous rise to non-adherence to safety protocols.
Per updates from the Ghana Health service 156 and 153 new cases were recorded as at May 24 and May 25 respectively.
The latest updates of 186 cases as at May 26 pushed Ghana’s case count to 7,303.
Dr. Badu Sarkodie believes better adherence to the protocols will slow down the infection rate.
“If it [the infection rate] is not coming down sharply, it means that our adherence to our prevention etiquettes is not as maximum as possible so the advice is that let’s adhere to these containment and prevention principles.”