10 COVID-19 hotspots in Ghana

10 COVID-19 hotspots in Ghana

COVID-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope.

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The disease which was first recorded in November 2019 in China, has spread around the world and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some countries.

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In Ghana, the first two cases relating to the pandemic were confirmed on March 12, 2020, when two people returned from Norway and Turkey respectively.

The West African country has since recorded over 5,000 positive cases.

According to data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the country as of Tuesday, May 12, 2020 has recorded 5, 127 cases with 494 recoveries and 22 deaths.

The Ghana Health Service has also named areas considered as hotspots in the country.

At a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Aboagye, said the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions have the most cases and they also have all the COVID-19 hotspots.

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With the rise in cases in Ghana, YEN.com.gh shares with you the 10 hotspots in the country, according to the GHS.

Find below the list of hotspots

  1. Tema Metropolis
  2. Korle-Klottey
  3. Accra Metropolis
  4. Kpone Katamanso
  5. Kumasi Metropolis
  6. Kwadaso
  7. Suame
  8. Oforikrom
  9. Aboaso
  10. Obuasi

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has fully recovered from COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus weeks after getting infected.

It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh reported on April 10, 2020, that the Commissioner had tested positive for COVID-19 three days earlier.

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