Covid-19: Ghana records 60 new cases

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Covid-19: Ghana records 60 new cases.

Ghana has recorded 60 new cases of the coronavirus disease, sending the number of active cases to 1,531.

In all, 93,011 cases have been recorded, out of which 90,697 have recovered and been discharged.

Meanwhile, the death toll is now at 783.

As at April 30, 2021, about 849,527 had received the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine.

On Friday, May 7, 2021, Ghana took delivery of 350,000 second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to continue with the now stalled mass vaccination exercise.

However, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has given the assurance that the roll out of the second dose will begin soon.

Below is the cumulative cases for the 16 Regions so far.

1. Greater Accra Region – 51,131

2. Ashanti Region – 15,524

3. Western Region – 5,843

4. Eastern Region – 4,178

5. Central Region – 3,399

6. Volta Region – 2,467

7. Northern Region – 1,654

8. Bono East Region – 1,433

9. Bono Region – 1,398

10. Upper East Region – 1,319

11. Western North Region – 874

12. Ahafo Region – 712

13. Upper West Region – 498

14. Oti Region – 422

15. North East Region – 228

16. Savannah Region – 122

Some safety tips on combating the Coronavirus.

1. Remain very vigilant and keep washing your hands and face regularly with running water and soap. Use alcohol based hand sanitizers where there is no water.

2. Ensure strict adherence to social distancing to avoid the spread of the virus in public places.

3. Don’t share items like smartphones, laptops and computers; disinfect them regularly to ensure proper virus containment.

4. Take a shower and change clothes when you get home from work, market and the hospital to help contain the spread of the virus.

5. Drink lots of water to keep yourself well hydrated to boost the immune system to help fight the virus.

6. Wear your face mask at all times whenever you step out into public places.

7. Stay at home if you are not required at work.

Avoid unnecessary visitations even to family members; that’s the surest way of breaking the chain to spreading the Coronavirus in this difficult times.

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Citizen Atare is a Ghanaian who hails from the Upper East Region. He is an ICT professional working at the University of Ghana, Legon. Citizen Atare is an amateur freelance writer and blogger for over 20 years, who likes to research into everyday lifestyle issues and situations, politics, and cultural practices to write about to educate and also entertain his readers. He is a highly creative and motivated, highly inquisitive, open minded and to an extent risk-taking with a high visual acumen. He is a dreamer who isn’t afraid to break creative barriers. He is also a passionate aviation, tech and motoring enthusiast with a lot of knowledge to share and a private researcher. He has no formal education or certificate in journalism, but the hunger to know more and do more, backed by an impressive work portfolio is what drives him to write the things he knows best for his numerous online fans. His hobbies include reading, listening to very good music; especially jazz, writing, watching action, sci-fi and adventure movies, travel and site seeing and swiming. He likes eating fufu and palm nut soup, but prefers boiled rice and kontomire stew with agushie more. Contact me at: pnawurah@gmail.com

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