Ghana’s coronavirus cases now 6,269 as global figures top 5million

Ghana’s coronavirus cases surged by 173 on Thursday, bringing the total recorded infections to 6, 269, the latest updates by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have shown.

The breakdown of the new infections is 46 for the Greater Accra Region;  Ashanti, 5;   Central, 27; Western, 89;  and Eastern Region, 6.

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Males account for 61% of the total cases while females comprise 39% across the country.

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Greater Accra still has the highest number of confirmed cases with 4,582 cases followed by Ashanti – 921; Central – 285;  and Western Region – 170.

Regional case count are as follows: Western Region – 170; Eastern Region – 106; Western North Region – 57; Volta Region – 41; Northern Region – 31; Oti Region – 26; Upper East Region – 26.

The Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said at a briefing on Thursday that, “new positives were slowly declining”.

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He said there were occasional flare-up of cases in some areas such as Bibiani, Tema and Obuasi, but they had implemented measures to contain further spread.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has revealed that  Magascar’s alleged herbal cure, Covid-Organics, was undergoing testing protocols in the country by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Centre for Plant Medicine.

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Simultaneously, Ghana’s Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine is conducting explorations into remedies that could be introduced locally.

The minister noted that schools would not resume immediately as being speculated by some people on social media, but consultations with stakeholders were ongoing to determine the way forward.

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Meanwhile, global cases have hit 5,105,902 as of May 21 with 2,035,445 according to worldometer.com.

The people who died in the process totalled 330,003.

 

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