Ghana’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000

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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)
FILE PHOTO: 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)

The number of people infected by the new coronavirus in Ghana increased to 9,168, with 283 new cases confirmed as of Friday, data from the Ghana Health Service (GSH) showed.

The GHS said 268 more infected persons under treatment also recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,457.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths has increased to 42, with four new deaths recorded while the number of active cases also increased to 5,669.

The Ghanaian government has pledged to distribute free reusable face masks to final year students returning to school later this month to write their exit examinations, to prevent the spread of the pandemic in academic institutions.

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