Ghana’s COVID-19 cases surpass 24,000

Ghana, Accra, Busy street scene in the city centre. (Photo by: Eye Ubiquitous/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 24,248, with 414 more infections confirmed here late Saturday, said the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The update said the health authorities had discharged 619 more infected people under treatment, bringing the number of recovered and discharged cases to 19, 831, while the number of deaths stood at 135.

The Saturday night update also put the number of active COVID-19 cases in the West African country at 4,282, as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spent his eighth day in self-isolation after a close associate of his tested positive for the pandemic.

Ghana has passed a law to enforce the wearing of face masks in public, in a bid to control and end the continued spread of the pandemic in the country.

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