The novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, and spread throughout the world, causing a global pandemic has claimed at least 144 lives in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service has reported.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) the country has recorded 447 new coronavirus cases with 26, 572 confirmed cases and 22, 915 recoveries as of July 19, 2020.
Currently, total active cases of the locally transmitted coronavirus are 3,513 with 144 deaths.
The Service cummulative COVID-19 cases per region indicates that Greater Accra Region is the country’s coronavirus leader with a 14, 674 confirmed cases followed by Greater kumasi also with 5, 607 reported cases and the Western Region with 2,218 cases.
North East Region has the lowest coronavirus cases, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) the North East region has 9 confirmed COVID-19 cases followed by the Savannah Region with 57 and Upper West with 71 cases.
The Health Service following the surge in Ghana’s coronavirus cases urges all citizenry to strictly adhere to the recommended COVID-19 safety protocols and other necessary measures to slow the spread of the virus.
Among other coronavirus preventive measures are wearing face masks, regular handwashing with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and coughing to the elbow.