COVID-19 claims 15 more Ghanaians as death toll hits 533


The death toll of COVID-19 in Ghana has jumped to 533 from 518 in less than 24 hours following the death of 15 more Ghanaians, the Ghana Health Service announced Sunday morning.

Furthermore, 718 new cases of infections have been recorded bringing the total number of active cases to 8,216.

In total, Ghana has recorded 75,836 cases of the disease with a total of 67,087 recoveries.

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Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged the Ghana Education Service to establish a threshold for the closure of schools in the wake of COVID-19.

According to the GMA, some level of infections of the virus in schools should lead to a shutdown.

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The appeal comes in the wake of reports of rising cases of COVID infections in some schools in the country including Akosombo International.

Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday, deputy general secretary of the GMA Titus Beyuo said the association appealed to the GES to establish the threshold before schools were reopened but it was ignored.

“When the schools were going to be opened, we asked for a threshold to be set, but schools have been opened and still, there’s no threshold,” he said.

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