Saturday, May 9, 2020

Ghana Tops COVID-19 Cases In West Africa With 4,012, As South Africa Tops In Africa With 8,895

Ghana has overtaken Nigeria as the country with the highest COVID-19 cases in west Africa after its total cases jumped by nearly 30 per cent in a single day.

Ghana Tops COVID-19 Cases In West Africa With 4,012, As South Africa Tops In Africa With 8,895

The overall number of cases in Ghana rose to 4,012, including 18 deaths, from 3,091 on Thursday, after the count ease it's lock down.

In a data obtained from the World Health Organisation, no fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.

The increase in COVID-19 cases came after the country lift a three-week lockdown in its two major cities on April 20.

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana cited improved coronavirus testing and the “severe” impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable for lifting the lockdown in the country.

At the time of this report, South Africa with 8,895 COVID-19 cases has the highest number of infections in Africa, followed by Algeria with 5,369 cases; Ghana – 4,012; Nigeria – 3,912; Cameroon – 2,265; Guinea 2,009; Côte d’Ivoire – 1,602; Senegal – 1,551; Democratic Republic of the Congo – 937; Niger – 795; Burkina Faso- 736; Mali – 668; Kenya – 621; and Gabon also has 620 cases.

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