Molecular diagnosis for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: lessons learnt from the Ghana experience
First cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were recorded in Ghana on March 12, 2020. The highest number of cases were reported in June when the GHS embarked on targeted contact tracing. From February 3 to August 21, the NMIMR processed 283 946 (10%) samples. Test results are now provided within 24 to 48 hours of sample submission enabling more effective response and containment.