COVID-19: Ghana's number of cases rises to 834; deaths remain at 9

COVID-19: Ghana's number of cases rises to 834; deaths remain at 9

- Ghana's total number of COVID-19 cases has reached 834 as of Saturday, April 18

- The new figure is an increase on almost 200 on the previous day's figures

- Out of the number, 99 have recovered, with nine dead

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Ghana's total number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has risen to 834 as of the afternoon of Saturday, April 18, 2020.

The new figure sees an increase of almost 200 cases as compared to figures from Friday, April 17, 2020 which stood at 641.

According to a news release from the Ghana Health Service, the sharp increase is from a backlog of some samples they tested.

So far, a total of 60, 916 samples have tested been tested with 834 (representing 1.37 %) testing positive.

Out of the positive cases, 99 have recovered with nine passing away. Four are critical/moderately ill with the rest of them responding well to treatment.

The release further indicated that Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Volta, Upper East, Upper West, Central, Western and North East are the regions to have recorded COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, traders at the CMB market also known as the Accra Brewery night market have been spotted flouting the social distancing protocols.

As at 10:00pm Friday, April 17, 2020 night, the market was bustling with human and trading activities.

From the drone shot of the market, it was clear the traders and their customers were not practising social distancing in these dangerous times.

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