COVID-19: Regional updates and cases recorded so far in Ghana

COVID-19: Regional updates and cases recorded so far in Ghana

Ghana recorded its first two cases on March 11, 2020, and the numbers have escalated to hundreds of cases in the space of just a month.

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What started as single numbers recorded in the country's capital has spread to other regions in the country with Greater Accra leading the charge with over 500 confirmed cases.

In other regions, the cases recorded are not that severe.

It is important for Ghanaians to know the regions where the cases have been recorded and the numbers on record so far.

COVID-19: Regional updates and cases recorded so far in Ghana

COVID-19: Regional updates and cases recorded so far in Ghana Source: Ghana Health Service
Source: UGC

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Out of the 16 regions in Ghana, cases have been recorded in 10 regions in the country. The affected regions include;

Greater Accra Region - 541

Ashanti Region - 53

Northern Region - 10

Central Region - 1

Upper East Region - 4

Upper West Region - 7

Eastern Region - 42

North East - 1

Volta - 1

Western - 1

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Meanwhile, as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, a lot of eyes are on Africa — as a continent with existing issues of inequality and a lack of health infrastructure.

While cases in Africa remain comparatively low, the West African nation of Ghana reportedly has one of the highest number of confirmed cases in Africa, with 641 confirmed cases to date — the second-highest number in the sub-region, after neighbouring Ivory Coast.

Ghana has been praised for how she has responded to the virus — particularly in terms of testing, and as of April 15, 50,719 tests have been done so far.

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