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More than 2000 kids contracted Covid-19 in Ghana – Research

A research work has revealed that more than 2,000 children contracted the novel coronavirus in Ghana.

According to the research conducted by Child Rights International, a total of 2,180 children between the ages of 0 to 18 contracted the virus.

Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah, said most of the kids who contracted the virus were asymptomatic and were not hospitalized.

“The nationwide data shows that from March 11 to November 9, 2020, out of 49,202 who contracted the COVID-19 virus, 2,180 children below 18 years have contracted the virus representing 4.43% of the total contraction rate in Ghana

“Majority of them are girls but if you also look at those who have died as a result of COVID, majority of them are boys. So that is the outlook of COVID situation in Ghana and what we have not determined is whether or not children have the capacity or are potential spreaders or transmitters of the COVID to their age cohorts or to the vulnerable.”

The research used both quantitative and qualitative methods for collecting data.

The data collected sampled 589 communities, towns and cities, in addition to nationwide data on COVID-19 provided by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Meanwhile Ghana’s active case count for the novel coronavirus now stands at 1,424 after the country recently started experiencing a rise in the number of cases.

So far, 50,457 cases have been confirmed with 48,710 recoveries and 323 deaths. The Greater Accra Region leads the chart with the highest number of confirmed cases followed by the Ashanti Region.

For More details on Ghana’s Covid situation, Visit the Ghana Health Service Website Here

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