Fresh report: Coronavirus kills to 242 in just one day; almost 15,000 new cases recorded

Fresh report: Coronavirus kills to 242 in just one day; almost 15,000 new cases recorded

- New cases of the coronavirus have been recorded in the Hubei province in China with some deaths recorded

- New estimates show that there are about 15,000 new cases and 242 deaths have been reported since Wednesday, February 12, 2020

- The virus had led to 1,360 deaths and over 60,000 infections since it started spreading in December 2019

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China’s Hubei province has recorded almost 15,000 new cases of the coronavirus.

Information available also shows that 242 additional deaths were recorded on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

The current details are the highest reported figures relating to the outbreak since December 2019.

Fresh report: Coronavirus leads to 242 deaths a day; almost 15000 new cases recorded

Source: Business Insider
Source: UGC

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Per a report by Business Insider, the virus had led to 1,360 deaths and over 60,000 infections since it started spreading.

YEN.com.gh understands that 13,332 out of the almost 15,000 cases were clinically diagnosed.

This implies that they affected people were diagnosed after exhibiting symptoms of the virus but did not necessarily have confirmed lab test results.

In other news, a reporter with American media company, Bloomberg, has ranked Ghana’s economy as one to watch in the near future.

Bloomberg’s reporter, Noah Smith, argued that the country has performed creditably on development metrics and simply needs to break free of dependence on commodities.

The report added that there are key indicators that show a country is becoming a pacesetter.

It listed United Kingdom (UK) as the country that set the tone for change in Europe, Japan as the change maker in East Asia and possibly Ghana being the country to watch in West Africa.

It has been argued that Ghana has certain advantages in the sub-region with regard to geography, institutions and human capital.

The country is therefore well-positioned to create a substantial domestic market.

The report goes on to say that Ghana is well branded with regard to essential aspects of a nation’s building process such as quality of governance, freedom and democracy and the ease of doing business.

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