Viral Hotspot List Not From Ghana Health Service

List of coronavirus infection hotspots in Ghana released – social media platforms

The Ghana Health Service says the list is fake and should be disregarded. It is not a list of places declared as “hotspots” for coronavirus infections in Ghana.

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A list of “coronavirus hotspot areas’ in Ghana is circulating on social media, specifically on WhatsApp.  The list names areas like Agbogbloshie, Tema Community One, Nungua market, Agbogba area and Nima market among many others as places with the highest coronavirus infection rates in the country.


Dubawa spoke to Mr Jacob Andoh, Public Relations Officer at Ghana Health Service (GHS). According to Mr Andoh, the list is FAKE

“It didn’t come from GHS and we do not know where it came from. Everything we want the public to know is on the website. If it is not on the website, then it is not from us”, Mr Andoh said.

He also forwarded to us the image below.

The Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Aboagye, had mentioned some districts as hotspots during the COVID-19 bi-weekly briefings on Tuesday. He, however, did not name specific areas in the districts.

Further checks on the GHS website reveal no such list.

The Ministry of Information has also not announced or published any such list on their social media channels or website. 


The Ghana Health Service or the Ministry of Information has not released any list indicating areas in Ghana that have been declared as coronavirus infection hotspots. 

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  1. Sharp. Thanks for the work You and Dubawa are doing to keep the public properly informed.

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