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COVID-19: Death toll now 341; active cases jump to 1,404

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Ghana has recorded 175 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the number of active cases to 1,404.

The total cumulative case count as of January 11 stands at 56,982 with 55, 236 recoveries.

However, the total number of deaths have increased to 341 from 338 after three more people succumbed to the deadly virus.

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On Thursday the Ghana Health Service has called on Ghanaians to voluntarily abide by the protective measures against COVID-19 to help ease the infection rate.

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye speaking on Morning Starr Wednesday said cases in Ghana are on the rise but not at an alarming rate.

“We have an increasing number but it’s not an alarming figure and we are hoping to contain the situation as it is now. As we speak now, a thousand three hundred and something people are carrying the virus.

“But now, the figures are slightly lower and we are hoping that the figures drop but that will depend on what we do. The disease has a two-week cycle and during the yuletide, we kept asking people to abide by the protocols but that wasn’t the case.

“People are not adhering to the protocols but we are pleading with them to wear their masks (which is very important). We are also urging the media to educate people on wearing the mask.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM

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