Ghana has been named as one of 10 countries on the African continent driving the increase in COVID-19 cases.
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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Technical Officer for Africa, Dr. Mary Stephen, Ghana, and the rest of the continent must consciously put in urgent measures to stop any form of health crisis.
In an interview on Joy Prime on Monday, July 6, 2020, The WHO official said the 10 countries driving the outbreak must act now.
“We are seeing an increasing trend in Covid-19 cases. 10 countries are driving this outbreak with South Africa reporting the highest number of cases. Nigeria and Ghana are also part of these countries,” she said.
As at Monday, July 6, 2020, Africa’s confirmed cases pegged at 476,967 with active cases of 238,319. 227,282 persons recovered whiles 11,366 succumbed to COVID-19.
Out of the infections, Ghana contributed 20,085 including 122 deaths.
Dr Stephen also called on African countries to ramp up their health systems in order to identify infected persons; isolate and treat them.
The Global Health Expert urged citizens to strictly adhere to the various precautionary measures as their respective countries take steps to fight the virus.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic across the world and Africa is getting serious and worse by the day.
The casualties cut across all age groups. While each death is reported with a sombre mood and with condolences to affected families, some of the casualties have united some countries.
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