COVID-19 daily report for Friday, April 10, 2020

COVID-19 daily report for Friday, April 10, 2020

The world continues to record huge numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths on a daily basis.

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The US has become the first country in the world to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day.

According to figures from the Johns Hopkins University, 2,108 people died in the past 24 hours while there are now more than half a million confirmed infections.

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The US could also soon surpass Italy as the country with the most coronavirus deaths worldwide.

In Ghana, official positive cases recorded stand at 378 with six deaths and four recoveries. has a wrap of relevant news on the COVID-19 for Friday, April 10, 2020.

1. Coronavirus kills 19-year-old boy at Walewale

A 19-year-old boy died from coronavirus (COVID-19) at Walewale in the North East Region.

The deceased was an asthmatic patient for the past five years. He was rushed to the hospital with his parents’ thinking he was suffering from asthma.

But was diagnosed with COVID-19 and died before his result was out.

2. Eastern Region COVID-19 cases hit 16 - Regional Directorate

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Region has hit 16. This comes after the confirmation of 15 new cases as of April 9, 2020.

All the new cases were detected in the Lower Manya Krobo where over 200 people had been quarantined.

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3. Ghana's High Commissioner to UK, Papa Owusu Ankomah tested positive for coronavirus

Papa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, has been sent to the intensive care unit (ICU) of one of the Royal Hospitals, where he is on a ventilator.

His wife, Augustina Owusu Ankomah is also reported to have contracted the deadly disease.

Accra-based reports gathering that the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi in the Western Region, tested positive for Coronavirus and was rushed to the ICU, where he is responding to treatment.

4. COVID-19: Akufo-Addo ‘bans’ family gatherings during Easter; calls on Ghanaians to sacrifice

President Akufo-Addo has called on all Ghanaians to avoid large gatherings as the country marks the Easter celebrations.

He explained that large gatherings are a violation of the social distancing rules implemented because of the spread of the coronavirus. earlier recorded that a former deputy minister of power under the erstwhile Mahama administration, John Jinapor, has revealed that the 50% electricity bill absorption will make the life of consumers worse off.

According to him, the 50% cut would mislead the poor Ghanaian who queued to vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into office.

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