COVID-19 kills 33 Ghanaians in U.S


At least 33 Ghanaians have died of COVID-19 in the U.S, Ghana’s Ambassador to America, Baffour Adjei Bawuah, has revealed.

“Quite a number of Ghanaians have been affected and indeed we have 33 people who have been verified to have died from the disease in New York alone,” CNR quoted him saying.

According to him, over 300 Ghanaians have registered with the embassy to return home including government officials on official duties among others.

Ghana’s borders – air, land and water – are currently closed until May 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“At the moment, about 300 people [Ghanaians] have expressed a situation where they believe that they are stranded and therefore want to come back home and…we are liaising with the US government particularly in connection with some [Ghanaian] students and some officials who came here and are stranded.”

“The students, in particular, are now living with host families and that has put a bit of pressure on these families but we are reasonably certain that by the end of this week, we would have been able to relay to the US government enough [information] for those people to be brought home,” the ambassador told Accra-based GHOne TV on Tuesday.

Ghana’s case count

Ghana’s COVD-19 case count is now 6,964, the Health Service announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye also said 2,097 persons have since recovered.

The death toll still stands at 32.

“As of 24th May 2020 a total of about 156 new cases have been recorded in Ghana…

“The cases were identified in five out of the 16 regions. Greater Accra contributing about 72 new cases, Western Region 57, Central Region 13 new cases, Volta Region reported an increase of 10 new cases, and Ashanti recording probably the lowest figure ever in the Region of four new cases in a day,” he disclosed.

Count of cases per Region

  • Greater Accra Region – 4,908
  • Ashanti Region – 1,066
  • Western Region – 334
  • Central Region – 319
  • Eastern Region – 106
  • Western North Region – 62
  • Volta Region – 57
  • Northern Region – 36
  • Oti Region – 26
  • Upper East Region – 26
  • Upper West Region – 21
  • North East Region – 2
  • Savannah Region – 1
  • Bono Region – 1

Source: Daily Mail GH

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