Ten inmates in the custody at the Ashaiman police station cells in the Greater Accra region have contracted the deadly coronavirus.
Tests were conducted on 54 samples from the inmates. The infected inmates have been isolated to a different facility for treatment.
Officials from the health directorate of the Ashiaman municipality conducted the exercise. They extracted the samples about two weeks ago.
Law enforcement officers at the station who were also tested are yet to receive their results, Adom TV reported on Wednesday.
Consequently, the police station has scaled up COVID-19 protocols by ensuring strict adherence to wearing of masks, hand washing and social distancing.
Ghana has recorded 5,127 cases with 494 recoveries and 22 deaths.
Twenty-six districts have been hit by the virus in the Greater Accra Region. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the hotspot areas in the Greater Accra Region are Tema Metro, Korle-Klottey, Accra Metro and Kpone Katamanso.
Find below some specific areas mentioned by the GHS.
Nungua – Nungua Market
Dzorwulu – Dzorwulu School Of Deaf area
Madina – Madina Market/Zongo Junction/Nkwantanang
East Legon Melcom area (Gbewa Junction)
Madina – Agbogba Area
Adenta – Ashaley Botwe Station
Adenta – Around Adenta Clinic/Station
Adenta – Teiman Station
Dansonman – Mpuasee
Dansonman – Dansonman Keepfit Down
Dansonman – Dansonman Market
Accra North – Tip Toe Lane
Accra North – Nima Market
Accra North – Mamobi Market
Takoradi – Market Circle
Weija – Weija SCC
Koforidua – Koforidua Station.
West Legon – Near Legon Garden
Tema – Comm 1. Market
Gbawe – Gbawe Borla Area
Asuogyaman – Atimpoku
Manya Krobo – Somanya Station
Accra Central – Agbogboloshie
Accra Central – James Town Police Station
Accra Central – Chorkor Aduemi
Accra Central – Korle-Bu Station
Accra Central – Mamprobi Post Office
Tema – Lashibi Vivian Farm Area
Ashiaman – Ashiaman Man station
Nsawam – Ankwa Dobro
Pokuase – Pokuase ACP
Kumasi – KNUST Junction
Kumasi – Asuoyeboa
Bekwai – Main Station
Asamankese Main Station Area
Adeiso Adeiso Market
Obuasi – Tutuka