Coronavirus: Noguchi clears all backlog of samples – Prof. Ampofo

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Professor William Kwabena Ampofo, Head of Virology Department of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, has indicated that there is no backlog of samples to be tested at the Research Center.

Briefing the press on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Professor Ampofo noted that the backlog of 18,000 samples have been cleared and it is however left with 1,982 samples at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) to be cleared for the national backlog of samples to reach zero in the testing centers.

He disclosed that the KCCR will be done with their backlog on Thursday, May 7.

Prof. Ampofo added that clearing the backlog will give room for the Research Centers to focus on whether or not there are new infections and give daily account.

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now stands at 2,719 with 294 recoveries and 18 deaths.

This was after 550 cases were recorded according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday, May 4.

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