The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that the 198 new coronavirus cases announced Saturday are not new infections.
It explained that the record 198 new cases, which have seen the country’s case count jump from 641 to 834, are from a backlog of samples currently at the various laboratory testing centers.
“The general public is however advised that this does not represent new infections that are occurring. It represents results from tests of a backlog of samples,” it stated in its latest update on Ghana’s covid-19 situation.
The GHS, however, said they are currently supervising the completion of the backlog at the laboratory centers.
“The laboratories have been working day and night to test this large number of samples. Hopefully in the next few days all the testing would be completed,” it assured.
Ghana, so far, has recorded 843 cases with 9 death as 98 persons have fully recovered after contracting the deadly coronavirus.