Ghana’s COVID-19 active case count hits 1,156

28 Covid-19 patients recover in Volta Region, 15 discharged

Ghana’s active cases in the ongoing COVID-19 fight has increased to 1156 from less than 330 a little over a month ago.

In the latest update released by the Ghana Health Service, the country has recorded 198 new cases taking the country’s total number of infections to 49,202.

In total, 47,726 people have recovered from the virus and have been discharged while the death toll remains at 320.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo said “In recent weeks, however, we have observed a gradual change in the trajectory of the virus, with an increase in active cases from the 398 cases recorded three weeks ago, to 1,139 active cases, as at Friday, 6th November 2020. The total number of deaths now stands at 320, a great majority of them, still, with underlying illnesses, such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic liver disease and asthma.”

The increase in active figures will be a worry to many as Europe and other parts of the World are experiencing a second wave of the virus that has claimed 1,241,243 lives and infected 49,131,800 globally.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) last week warned that a second wave of the pandemic can be more terrible than the first if people do not keep to the safety protocols.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Accra last week, the Director of the Health Promotion Division of the GHS and Leader of the Risk Communication for COVID-19 National Task Force, Dr Dacosta Aboagye, said the posture of the public was causing a gradual rise in active cases, and that if care was not taken, the nation would see a major rise soon.

Cumulative Cases per Region

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

Greater Accra Region – 26,007

Ashanti Region – 11,047

Western Region – 2,999

Eastern Region – 2,455

Central Region – 1,935

Bono East Region – 785

Volta Region – 684

Western North Region – 653

Bono Region – 619

Northern Region – 547

Ahafo Region – 528

Upper East Region – 358

Oti Region – 243

Upper West Region – 90

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 19

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