Covid-19: 271 new cases recorded in Ghana as figure hits 1550, one more person dies


Ghana has recorded an additional 271 cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the country’s total positive cases to 1550.

One more person has also died according to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

The death toll now stands at 11 with 155 persons recovering from the disease.

The recoveries represent approximately 10 percent of Ghana’s total case count as of April 26.

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

The data also reveals that only 16 percent of infected persons have a travel history with a staggering 84 percent having no clear history of travel.

Ghana lifts lockdown

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

In a televised address , Akufo-Addo said 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 in public places.

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