Ghana, one of the West African countries has now recorded the highest number of confirmed cases of the dreaded Cronavirus COVID-19) in the whole of West Africa. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana. Nigeria is battling with 3912 as at May 8, according to information from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo said improved coronavirus testing and the “severe” impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable for lifting the lockdown in the country are responsible for the spike. As at the time of this report, the overall number of cases in Ghana has risen to 4,012, with 18 fatalities, from 3,091, which it was on Thursday. However, not less than 323 patients have also recovered in Ghana.
Ghana 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 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.