COVID-19: 54 people have died from virus so far; 11,964 cases recorded

COVID-19: 54 people have died from virus so far; 11,964 cases recorded

- Ghana's COVID-19 case count has shot up to 11,964

- The country has also recorded 54 deaths from the pandemic

- Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has announced that it is now compulsory for everyone to wear the face mask

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President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, June 14, 2020, announced that 54 COVID-19 patients have died so far in Ghana.

In his 11th COVID-19 address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo said the country’s case count has also shot up to 11,964 with 4,258 recoveries.

We have a total of 4,258 patients who are fully recovered and been discharged and are now free of the virus, the president said, adding: “So, our scrutiny, in effect, must be on the number of active cases, i.e., people who remain on our books as still positive”.

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He further noted that Ghana’s deaths recorded from COVID-19 continue to remain low compared to global numbers.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths, sad though each death is, continues to remain very low. One of the lowest in Africa and the world,” he noted.

Akufo-Addo also said that the wearing of the face mask is now mandatory. “Leaving our homes without a face mask or face covering on is an offence."

The Police have been instructed to enforce this directive, which is the subject of an Executive Instrument," he said.

Residents of the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central Regions – which have recorded the highest number of cases so far were warned by the president to be careful and abide by the safety protocols.

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According to the president, 11 Ghanaian foods, namely oranges, kontomire, millet, cashew nut, crab, plantain, okra, dawadawa, brown rice and mushrooms; are very helpful in the fight against COVID-19.

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