Ghana's COVID-19 cases jumps to 1,279 with 1 new death & 14 new recoveries

Ghana's COVID-19 cases jumps to 1,279 with 1 new death & 14 new recoveries

- Ghana has recorded new cases of the novel coronavirus, sending the total number to 1,279

- 14 new recoveries have also been recorded, sending the total number to 134

- Another person has also died, which adds to the previous number to make 10 deaths in total

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Ghana's total confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths & recoveries have all increased at the same time in a recent provided by the Ghana Health Service on April 24, 2020.

According to the official website of the Ghana Health Service, the Disease Surveillance Department confirms that the total number of cases is now 1,279 with the total number of deaths and recoveries rising to 10 and 134 respectively.

This suggests that 125 new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded with 1 new death and 14 new recoveries.

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Out of the total number, the Greater Accra Region leads the pack with 1,089 cases with the Ashanti Region and Eastern Region following with 69 and 56 respectively.

Northern Region, as well as Oti Region's total cases, are now 13 each with the Volta Region coming in with 10, closely followed by Central Region which has 9.

The rest are Upper West Region with 8, Upper East Region with 8, North-East Region recording 2, Western Region having 1 just as the Western North Region.

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This latest update means that only four regions in Ghana have not recorded any case as 12 out of the 16 have all recorded at least one confirmed case.

In another development, Ghana has become the first country in the world to boost her fight against the novel coronavirus with the use of drone technology which makes speeds up the testing.

Time.com reports that no other nation in the world has been able to deploy drones to help transport samples for testing, especially from remote areas, as everyone else depends on the use of traditional transportation methods.

According to Keller Rinaudo, the CEO of Zipline, the company that set up the 'matternet' of drones in Ghana, the US is expected to be the next in the use of the drones after Ghana.

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