Ghana’s Covid-19 cases rise above 1500

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have now moved above 1500 as 271 more persons have been infected by the novel coronavirus, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed, Sunday. According to the Service, one more person lost the battle against Covid-19 taking the country’s death toll to 11. Twenty-one more persons who got infected by the novel coronavirus have recovered moving an initial count of 134 recoveries to 155. Two days ago, Oti Region debuted on the charts with 13 new cases, according to figures supplied by the Service on its Covid-19 website.

The latest figures shows an increase of 4 more cases taking the Region’s tally to 14.

So far 11, the Region is the latest to have reported cases of Covid-19 after the President lifted a lockdown on some parts of the country a week ago. The Greater Accra Region remains the country’s epicentre with 1,347 cases; Ashanti has 69, Eastern, 57; Northern, 13 and Volta, 10. The rest of the Regions with confirmed cases are Central, 17; Upper West, 8; Upper East, 8; North East, 2; Western, 1 and Western North, 1. The Ghana Health Service is yet to give details regarding the new cases.

Prior to now, it has said it was continuing with the supervision of the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing for the disease, a reason for the increase in cases.

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