COVID-19: No deaths were recorded in October - Ghana Health Service confirms

COVID-19: No deaths were recorded in October - Ghana Health Service confirms

- The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that the country did not record any COVID-19 deaths in October

- The death statistics recorded in October was as a result of an ongoing COVID-19 data reconciliation that was being done in all regions

- The GHS said the 17 deaths recorded in October occurred between July and September 2020

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The coronavirus disease otherwise known as the COVID-19 has seen a surprising increase in active cases with on deaths recorded in the past month.

In the month of October, while some countries like the United Kingdom(UK) have experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases leading to a second lockdown, Ghana seems no where close with the active cases and no death recorded.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed that the country did not record any COVID-19 deaths in October.

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According to a report filed by peacefmonline, the updated COVID-19 related deaths that were announced were not recent.

COVID-19: No deaths were recorded in October - Ghana Health Service confirms

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The report stated that the statistics recorded was as a result of an ongoing COVID-19 data reconciliation that is being done in all regions

Speaking in an interview, the Head of Disease Surveillance Department, GHS, Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, said the 17 deaths recorded in October occurred between July and September 2020.

From October 17 to 27, the number of active COVID-19 cases increased from 397 to 566 in 11 out of the 16 regions, with Greater Accra Region recording the highest of 361 active cases.

Dr Bokoe lamented on the refusal of people to adhere to safety precaution set out .

He however, urged people to Ghanaians to adhere to the safety protocols by constantly wearing their masks, washing their hands regularly and strictly observing social distance.

Ghana recorded its first case of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020 after two persons entered the country without knowledge of infection from the virus.

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One was a Norwegian and the other a Ghanaian national.

Exactly two weeks ago, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghana Black Stars and Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew, had tested positive for the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Jordan Ayew broke the news of his COVID-19 status in a statement on his social media pages on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

According to Jordan who was adjudged the best player for the English Premier League side in the 2019/2020 season, he was doing and not showing any symptoms.

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