COVID-19: Ghana tops cases in West Africa after easing lockdown


No fewer than 4,012 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ghana, according to data obtained from the World Health Organisation,

Ghana has the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in West Africa, The PUNCH reports.

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 the “severe” impact of the restrictions on the poor and vulnerable for lifting the lockdown in the country.

The PUNCH reports that Ghana overtook Nigeria as the country with the highest COVID-19 cases after its total cases jumped by nearly 30 per cent in a single day.

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.

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