COVID-19 has so far killed 609 Ghanaians


COVID-19 has so far killed 609 Ghanaians


COVID-19 has so far killed 609 Ghanaians

At least 11 more persons have died of COVID-19, pushing Ghana’s death toll to 607, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday.

The country’s active cases now stand at 5,444 with 24 persons said to be in critical condition.

As at 26 February 2021, the GHS data shows that the country’s total recoveries stand at 77,972.

Delivering his 24th update on measures taken to contain the virus on Sunday 28 February, president Akufo-Addo revealed that 282 cases have so far been recorded in schools across the country.

“We must remember that the virus continues to jeopardize our lives and livelihoods. As at Friday, 26th February 2021, the total number of active cases stood at 5,444; our daily infection rate is 400, and 77,972 recoveries have been recorded. Since I last spoke, 191 more people have sadly passed away, bringing the number of cumulative deaths to 607, and 24 persons are critically ill,” he said.

He added: “Out of sixty-nine thousand, three hundred and fifty (69,350) schools in the country, two hundred and seven (207) have reported cases of infections. The number of active cases is now two hundred and eighty-two (282).”

Respect protocols

He further charged the public to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols despite the arrival of the vaccines.

“So, until further notice, all the restrictions as announced in my last address remain in force, and the Police will continue to ensure compliance by all and sundry.

“If all of us stay the course, and adhere strictly to the protocols, we will emerge out of this pandemic even stronger than before. This is my charge to you this evening, my fellow Ghanaians. There is light at the end of the tunnel, we dare not give up all the hard work at this point in time. This too shall pass, because the battle is still the Lord’s,” he added.

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