Ghana Records 271 New Covid-19 Cases One Week After Lifting Lockdown

Ghana Web, has revealed that Ghana Health Service (GHS), has confirmed 271 new cases of Coronavirus just a week after lifting lockdown in Accra and Kumasi, the country’s two largest cities. 

The 271 new cases were confirmed on Sunday, totaling their confirmed cases to 1,550.

The death toll now stands at 11, after a new death from the disease was also recorded recently. 155 persons are recorded to be recovering from the disease.

The Ghana Health Service data analysis also revealed that 62 percent of infected persons in Ghana are male while 38 percent are female.

It was also disclosed that only 16 percent of infected persons have a travel history with a staggering 84 percent having no clear history of travel.

A week ago, Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown in two cities, Accra and Kumasi citing improved coronavirus testing and the “severe” impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable in the country.

According to him, the decision did not mean the government was letting its guard down, saying existing bans on public gatherings and school closure were still in place.

He urged Ghanaians to wear masks when going outside and to continue adhering to social distancing measures put in place to halt the spread of Coronavirus. 

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Watch the video of Ghanaians jubilating after lockdown was lifted:

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