Ghana’s COVID-19 cases surpass 60,000

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ACCRA, GHANA - DECEMBER 21: People shop at busy Kaneshi Market amid coronavirus (Covid-19) in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020. (Photo by Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
ACCRA, GHANA – DECEMBER 21: People shop at busy Kaneshi Market amid coronavirus (Covid-19) in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020. (Photo by Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana exceeded 60,000, with 635 new infections recorded on Saturday, said the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The total number of infections in the West African country increased to 60,115, with 361 deaths, according to the latest GHS data.

The increase on Saturday capped a week in which the country recorded its highest level of infections in the new year with a seven-day average infection rate of 357.

Some 249 COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from treatment centers, lifting the total number of recoveries to 56,955.

In a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed security agencies to undertake random checks to ensure strict compliance with safety protocols.

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