Ghana overtakes Nigeria as Covid-19 number surges


Ghana has recorded 251 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the national total to 4,263.

This makes the country the worst hit in the West African region ahead of Nigeria, which has 4,151 cases.

On Friday, Ghana had announced 921 confirmed cases, its highest daily figure till date.

According to Ghana Health Service (GHS), the huge number recorded on Friday came mainly from the outbreak in an industrial facility.

Out of the 1,300 workers tested there, 533 came out positive.

At the moment, the country has 22 deaths and 378 recoveries.

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased by over 3,000 since 20 April.

This was when the government eased the lockdown in hardest hit regions.


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