Ghana records 53% jump in COVID-19 cases within seven days

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have begun to flare as the country’s caseload rise steadily within a week.

The latest data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) shows that 145 new cases were reported, increasing the national confirmed cases to 48,788 as of November 6, 2020.

Within the last seven days, 327 new cases were captured as against 25 infections recorded in the first week of September.

As of October 29, there were 620 active cases of the dreaded diseases in Ghana, but within seven days, the caseload has jumped to 947 active cases. The figure represents almost 53% increase in the number of new cases in the last seven days.

It also means that on the average almost 47 cases were recorded daily within the period—a sharp rise from the 16 average daily cases from October 18 to October 29.

The steady rise in cases has become a headache for medical experts.

They are warning against the public letting down their guard, as fewer people adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, particularly nose mask-wearing.

But others believe that the opening of the Kotoka International Airport to foreign travels may also account for the increase in the country’s latest case count.

Traveller’s arriving in the country are expected to test for COVID-19. Those with clean bill of health are allowed to continue the journey while positive cases are transferred to treatment centres.

Recovery cases stand at 47,521 while the death toll still stands at 320 for the past week

The Ghana Health Service confirms 160 cases have been recorded at the Kotoka International Airport since the opening of the airport on September 1.

Out of the 160, 53 have recovered and discharged.

Ten persons are in severe condition, four critical while two others remain on ventilators.

Cumulative regional cases:

Greater Accra Region – 25,649

Ashanti Region – 11,029

Western Region – 2,996

Eastern Region – 2,452

Central Region – 1,935

Bono East Region – 785

Volta Region – 684

Western North Region – 651

Bono Region – 600

Northern Region – 547

Ahafo Region – 528

Upper East Region – 358

Oti Region – 243

Upper West Region – 90

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 19

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