Ghana’s COVID-19 cases reach 1,671 and 188 recoveries


Ghana has recorded 1,671 COVID-19 cases, the Ghana Health Service has announced.

The number of recovered persons stand at 188 and are yet to be discharged.

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said 1,471 are well and are receiving treatment.

Six are critically ill, he said at a press conference on Tuesday.

The number of deaths remain at 11. However, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said they have five new reported deaths but are yet to be validated before they are added to the confirmed cases.


The wearing of masks is now compulsory for commercial drivers, food vendors and other selected group of individuals, according to the Ministry of Health.

The directive is part of government’s effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 in Ghana.

In a statement, the Health Minister said face mask should be used in all public places where social distancing will be difficult.

“The Minister of Health hereby directs the use of face masks in all public places where it may be difficult to maintain social distancing. The general public is encouraged to wear mask or face covering when going out whether sick or not or attending to a sick person. Incorrect use of face mask carries a high risk of infection,” the directive said.

It added: “The following groups or persons are required at all times to wear masks: Food vendors and sellers at markets, commercial vehicle drivers and attendants, commuters on public transports, persons in public and commercial centres, facilities and buildings including but not limited to offices, bars, workshops, restaurants, sports arenas and spas, saloons, shopping malls, churches, clinics and hospitals and all other facilities accessible to the public whether privately or publicly owned”.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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