ACCRA, 31 December 2020 – Ghana Health Services (GHS) said Wednesday that a total of 851 cases of COVID-19 were detected in the country in the 20 days between December 8 and last December 27.
GHS said Ghana had suffered eight fatalities and seen 1,919 of those infected fully recover and be discharged from hospitals.
The Greater Accra region is the country’s hotspot with 492 active cases, followed by the Eastern Region (27 cases) and the Volta Region (19 cases).
Some 264 travellers coming into Ghana at Kotoko International Airport have tested positive for the virus.
GHS resumed reporting of COVID-19 cases last December 8 after a 15-day lull which started last November 22.
At the time and for a similar period of 20 days, Ghana had 775 active COVID-19 cases and had, to that point, recorded 323 fatalities.
Overall, Ghana has recorded 54,771 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 55,594 full recoveries from the virus for a total of 335 fatalities.
The Director General of GHS, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has warned Ghanaians to remain disciplined and abide by disease control guidelines over the end-of-year festivities to avoid a spike in the new year.