Greater Accra records more COVID-19 cases than 48 countries in Africa
- Ghana's Capital Region has recorded 4,248 cases of COVID-19 in the latest update
- This number is less than the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in only 6 countries in Africa
- By deduction, 48 other African countries have recorded a number less than what Greater Accra Region alone records
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
The Greater Accra Region of Ghana has recorded a total of 4,248 cases of the novel coronavirus, which makes it one of the highest in Africa if considered as a country.
In Africa, the country that currently leads the pack with the highest COVID-19 cases is South Africa which has 13,524 in total.
South Africa is followed by Egypt with 11228 and then Morocco, Algeria, Ghana and Nigeria with 6652, 6629, 5,638 and 5,162 respectively.
READ ALSO: Maabena: 17-year-old MEDASS student in final year goes missing in Tema
The next country after that is Cameroon which has 3105 cases, far less than what Greater Accra as a Region in Ghana has recorded so far.
According to Ghana's information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana appears to have more cases relative to other African countries because of the special module being used to test for COVID-19 in the country.
The minister explains that other African countries rely on Routine Surveillance, which is to test people who show up at the medical facilities with some signs of COVID-19 whilst Ghana has gone a step further with Enhanced Contact Tracing, which goes after people who have not visited hospitals.
READ ALSO: Mrs Heward-Mills stirs up Twitter with throwback photo with husband on his b'day
In another interesting report, Adzigbli Nana Ama Comfort, the popular Ama Endorsed on Instagram, has narrated how she became a successful carpenter after she aspired to pursue different careers but never made it in any.
YEN.com.gh sighted a highly inspirational Q and A session that was conducted with Nana on the Facebook handle of Edward Asare.
Nana indicated that while growing up, she always wished to become a lawyer and although she could not pursue that after SHS at Aburi Presbyterian Sec. Tech, carpentry was the option left to pursue.
Enjoy reading our stories? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!
President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings till the end of May | #Yencomgh
Get interactive via our Facebook page.