5,127 COVID-19 Cases Shouldn’t Cause ‘Fear And Panic’ – NPP MP

NPP Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, William Kwasi Sabi has admitted that Ghana’s fast increase of coronavirus cases is “worrying” but the situation is under control.
He said on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’ that, the high rise of the cases should not cause ‘fear and panic’ – but rather, the populace must adhere to safety precautions announced by government to help control the spread of the virus.
Government is still tracing and testing people. Some are unwilling to test but situations are under control. Government’s effective contact tracing is really helping. No one is happy about this but we should all adhere to precautions to help government,” he said. 
Ghana Records 5,127 COVID-19 Cases
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 that Ghana has recorded 427 new coronavirus cases, increasing the country's case count to 5,127.
The Director-General of GHS, Dr. Patrick Aboagye, announced this at a media briefing.
The Greater Accra Region has recorded 89 new cases while the Ashanti Region has 307 new cases.
The Central Region has also recorded 27 new cases with the Western and Volta regions recording three and one, respectively.
Of the 5,127 cases, 1,474 were recorded from routine surveillance, 115 are travellers who were put into mandatory quarantine upon arrival and the remaining 3,538 were identified from enhanced surveillance.
Recoveries and deaths, however, still stand at 494 and 22, respectively, bringing the active cases to 4,611.
“Our total recoveries as of yesterday are 494 and we have about 180 awaiting their second negative tests, which will increase the number of recoveries", Dr. Aboagye added.