Unidentified five dead bodies have been found on the streets of Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
It is unclear the cause of their demise. It comes in the wake of Ghana’s fight against the global pandemic covid-19.
Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice reports on the Morning Starr that mortuary men in Kumasi are demanding that covid-19 test is conducted on the bodies before they attend to them.
Meanwhile, Coronavirus case count in Ghana has seen a marginal increase rising from 636 to 641 as of Wednesday night.
Accoridng to the Ghana Health Service, as of 14th April 2020, at 23:00HRS, a total of 50,719 persons have been tested with 641 being positive for COVID-19.
The breakdown of the 641 positive cases are as follows: seventeen (17) have been treated, reverted to negative on repeat tests and discharged. Furthermore, 66 have tested negative once and awaiting second test.
This brings together a total of 83 cases that have been recovered/discharged. 548 cases have been categorised as mild disease and are on treatment, two (2) are categorized as moderate to severe cases, none in critical state currently and eight (8) have died.
The five (5) new cases were recorded in the following locations; one from Adenta Municipality and two (2) each from Ayawaso East and Ayawaso Central Municipalities. With the exception of one of the cases from Ayawaso East, all the new cases are asymptomatic. Contacts of the new cases are being listed for follow up.
Of the 641 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 268 were reported from two from the routine surveillance, 258 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers who were previously under mandatory quarantine in Accra and Tamale.
Regions that have reported cases are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western, Volta, Northern, North East, Upper East, and Upper West regions.
41 Ghanaians in USA arrive in Ghana
41 Ghanaians who were in Washington DC, USA, have arrived in safely in Ghana.
41 Ghanaians who are mostly students who went on an exchange program sponsored by the State Department of the United States of America have arrived safely back home.
They arrived aboard a South African Airways flight at 9.20 am today, Saturday, at the Kotoko International Airport, Citinewsroom.com reported.
This comes a day after the government announced that it has arranged chartered flights to bring back Ghanaians home based on a schedule drawn up by the Foreign Affairs Ministry even though most countries have closed borders due to COVID-19.
The evacuees are lodging at a hotel in Accra, and they are to observe the two-weeks mandatory quarantine period.
One of the students who spoke to Citi News said, “The exchange program was supposed to be for ten months. So we were supposed to come back on June 8. But we left our various states on June 3 and then we went to the USA to stay overnight and then we left.”
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count rises to 9,642 with 44 deaths and 3,547 recoveries
According to the Ghana Health Service’s dedicated website for the updates on COVID-19, Ghana’s case has made a substantial rise once again.
As of today, the total case count is at 9,642 with 44 deaths and 3,547 deaths. The number of active cases stand at 5,871.
Regional Breakdown Of COVID-19 cases below:
Greater Accra Region – 6,282
Ashanti Region – 1,645
Western Region – 580
Central Region – 478
Eastern Region – 163
Volta Region – 102
Western North Region – 74
Upper East Region – 42
Northern Region – 37
Oti Region – 26
Upper West Region – 22
Bono East Region – 7
North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1
Bono Region – 1
Ahafo Region –
Although the cases keep increasing, most Ghanaians have relaxed their adherence to safety and preventive protocols. On the other hand, the government has made an effort to open churches, schools and mosques with a personal conviction of hope.
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