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Coronavirus: Ghana hits 50k tally as active cases rise

Ghana’s active case count for the novel coronavirus has hit the 50,000 tally mark, this is according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

According to the GHS, One thousand, five hundred and nineteen of the total case count are currently active.

The death toll remains 320 for the past two weeks with the total number of recoveries and discharges standing at 48,172.

An analysis of the active case data, President Akufo-Addo stated in his latest address to the nation on measures being take to halt the spread of the virus “suggests that the Greater Accra Region accounts for some 75%, with Ashanti, Bono, Eastern and Western being responsible for 16% of active cases. The remaining 11 Regions make up 4% of the cases, with arrivals at Kotoka International Airport responsible for the other 5%.”

The Ghana Medical Association warned that Ghana is likely to head into another lockdown if the country’s coronavirus cases continue to rise.

“If we don’t take care of ourselves, and looking at the trajectory, we might have to go back to lockdown but if that can be avoided, why not,” the Deputy General Secretary of the GMA who also doubles as a member of the Infectious Diseases Committee of the Association, Dr Titus Bayuo told Accra-based Starr FM on Monday, November 9, 2020.

“…we are pushing ourselves towards tougher restrictions [i.e. ban on social gatherings, lockdown] and if we get there the political leaders will have no option,” he added.

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