Over 30 inmates in police cells test positive for coronavirus in Central Region

More than 30 inmates in two police cells in the Central Region have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Regional Police Commander who confirmed the news stated that the affected inmates are being treated in the cells by medical officers.

“The first case was a little over four weeks ago in Kasoa where some of our inmates tested positive. But we are working together closely with the District Public Health Emergency Management Committees. All these inmates who have tested positive were treated in the police cells. Currently, we are having an issue in Assin Fosu where some inmates have also tested positive,” ACP Paul Awuni stated.

Ghana has recorded 339 new cases increasing the country’s tally to 12,929, according to the Ghana Health Service.

Out of that number, four persons infected with Covid-19 are in critical condition and are on ventilators while 14 others are critically ill.

Director of Public Health at the GHS, Dr Badu Sarkodie at a press briefing on Thursday stated that this represents a positivity rate of 4.95 as 261,319 tests have been conducted.

4,468 people infected the virus have so far recovered while 66 have died.

The active cases are 8,395.

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