Six hundred and seven people have succumbed to the coronavirus disease in Ghana as of February 26, 2021.
This was disclosed by President Nana Akufo Addo in his 24th address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus disease.
The number of COVID-19 active cases in the country has dropped to 5,444 with a daily infection rate of 400.
77, 972 people have however recovered from the virus and have been discharged.
“We must remember that the virus continues to jeopardize our lives and livelihoods. As of Friday, 26th February 2021, the total number of active cases stood at five thousand, four hundred and forty-four (5,444); our daily infection rate is four hundred (400); and seventy-seven thousand, nine hundred and seventy-two (77,972) recoveries have been recorded. Since I last spoke, one hundred and ninety-one (191) more people have sadly passed away, bringing the number of cumulative deaths to six hundred and seven (607), and twenty-four (24) persons are critically ill.” the president said.
President Akufo Addo also disclosed that out of the sixty-nine thousand, three hundred and fifty (69,350) schools in the country, two hundred and seven (207) have reported cases of COVID-19 infections.
He stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases in these schools currently stands at two hundred and eighty-two (282).
“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).” the president said during his update.
The President further mentioned that all the restrictions announced in his last address remain in force and urged all Ghanaians to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 safety protocols.
“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. “
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com