Ghana’s total COVID-19 cases surpass 1,500

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A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (Image Source: Reuters)
A health worker checks the temperature of a traveller as part of the coronavirus screening procedure at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (Image Source: Reuters)

Ghana’s total number of coronavirus cases surpassed the 1,500 mark after the country reported 271 new cases as of April 25, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

The increase is a significant one pushing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,550.

The statistics also revealed that Ghana recorded 21 recoveries raising the total to 155. One more person died from the virus pushing the nation’s death toll from the virus to 11.

75 percent of Ghana’s 16 regions have recorded at least one COVID-19 case while four have not recorded any at all. Ghana’s Greater Accra Region accounts for a significant portion of the total cases with 1,347 which is about 87 percent. The next worst hit region is Ashanti (69) followed by Eastern (57), Oti and Central (17), Northern (13) and Volta (10).

Upper West and Upper East Regions have both recorded eight cases while North East Region has two and Western and Western North Regions have one each.

Last Sunday, Ghanaian President Nana Akuffo-Addo announced the lifting of a three-week partial lockdown in major cities occasioned by the coronavirus. A number of Ghanaians have expressed skepticism over the move terming it premature.

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