Ghana records the highest Coronavirus cases in West Africa after easing lockdown

Ghana records the highest Coronavirus cases in West Africa after easing lockdown


According to the report, It was reported that Ghana has the very best number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in West Africa .

According to Information obtained from World the Health Organisation, no fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana.

The country witnessed increased cases of the virus after lifting a three-week lockdown in its two major cities on April 20.

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

The overall number of cases in Ghana rose to 4,012, including 18 deaths, from 3,091 on Thursday.

The country recorded 921 cases within 24 hours, barely 18 days after easing its lockdown.

At present, South Africa with 8,895 COVID-19 cases has the very best 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.

From May 4 when the gradual easing started, Nigeria has recorded a further 1,111 COVID-19 cases.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday said the country recorded its highest daily infections figure.

The NCDC said, “On the 8th of May 2020, 386 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case within the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 3912 cases are confirmed, 679 cases are discharged and 117 deaths are recorded in 34 states and therefore the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 386 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (176), Kano(65), Katsina (31), FCT(20), Borno(17), Bauchi(15), Nasarawa (14), Ogun(13), Plateau(10), Oyo(four), Sokoto(four), Rivers(four), Kaduna(three), Edo(two), Ebonyi(two), Ondo(two), Enugu(one), Imo(one), Gombe(one), Osun(one).”
The President had on March 29 imposed a 14-day lockdown within the FCT and therefore the two states to contain the spread of the virus. At the top of the 14 days, which terminated on April 13, the President extended the lockdown by another 14 days.

On April 27, Buhari in an address to the state announced a one-week extension of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and therefore the refore the FCT and the commencement of a two-week lockdown in Kano State.

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