COVID-19: Ghana records 7,509 active cases; death toll crosses 500 mark


Eleven more Ghanaians have succumbed to COVID-19 related infections pushing the death toll from 494 to 505, officials say.

According to an updated report on the Ghana Health Service’s website, a total of 790 new cases have been reported as at February 8, 2021, bringing the number of active cases to 7,509.

The report said out of 822, 643 samples tested since the outbreak was detected in March 12, 74,347 have so far returned positive with 66, 333 recoveries.

While 109 patients are severely ill, 28 others are said to be in critical condition and are being monitored by medics at various treatment centers.

Regional Breakdowns

Accra still leads the number of COVID-19 active cases with 3, 754 active cases while the Ashanti Region follows with 1, 353 active cases.

Ghana is racing with time to curb the spread of the disease following a surge in the number of cases countrywide.

The blatant disregard for COVID protocols has largely been blamed for the spike in the number of cases.

President Akufo-Addo announced tighter restrictions including reduced social gathering protocols which include a ban on funeral, weddings, parties among others.

While schools remain opened the country’s parliament has been shutdown after some MPs and staff tested positive for the virus.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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