Ghana’s COVID-19 active cases have shot up to 5,358 as of Friday 29th January 2021, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The last update by the Ghana Health Service on its website indicated that the death toll was 405 from a previous of 390.
However, in the President’s 23rd address to the nation, he indicated that it has increased to 416 after the death of 11 more patients.
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“Our hospitals have become full, and we have had to reactivate our isolation centers. Our average daily rates of infection now stand at seven hundred (700), compared to two hundred (200) two weeks ago…When I delivered Update No. 22, thirteen (13) out of the sixteen (16) regions had recorded active cases; today, all sixteen (16) regions have active cases. Indeed, Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, and Northern Regions are the hardest hit, accounting for ninety-four percent (94%) of the total number of active cases” President Akufo-Addo added.