Ghana’s coronavirus cases have risen sharply in the last couple of weeks with many blaming the situation on heightened political activities.
There are worries that the county may be plunged into a second wave of the virus.
On Friday, November 13, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) put the total number of cumulative cases at 50,018.
This was as a result of 61 new cases recorded in less than 24 hours.
The active cases, which dropped to as low as 300, are now five times more, currently at 1,519.
The recoveries-cum-discharges seem to have slowed while the deaths have remained constant – 320 – for the past two weeks.
The recoveries are currently 48,179.
Worries have been expressed by the spike in the cases, especially the Greater Accra Region, which has so far recorded 26,769 cases since the outbreak of the virus in March.
“In Greater Accra, with the exception of two (2) districts, all districts have reported cases,” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said in his Update Number 19 to the nation last Sunday.
He was concerned Ghanaians are allowing the virus to fester.
“Fellow Ghanaians, it appears that we are letting our guard down,” he observed.
“Now more than ever, we have to adhere to mask wearing, handwashing, the use of sanitizers, and social distancing protocols that have become a part of our daily routines, and which has ensured that we do not impose, all over again, the restrictions we are seeing in other parts of the world.”
Regional breakdown (active cases):
- Greater Accra – 26,769 (1,233)
- Ashanti – 11,062 (40)
- Western – 2,999 (30)
- Eastern – 2,468 (35)
- Central – 1,940 (7)
- Bono East – 785 (3)
- Volta – 685 (5)
- Western North – 657 (9)
- Bono – 619 (77)
- Northern – 547 (0)
- Ahafo – 528 (9)
- Upper East – 359 (3)
- Oti – 243 (0)
- Upper West – 90 (0)
- Savannah – 62 (0)
- North East – 19 (0)
Among the international passengers, 68 are being managed for the disease.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana