COVID-19: 12 more fatalities take Ghana’s death toll to 494

At least 554 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) pushing the country’s active cases to 6,948 .

The death toll hits 494 after 12 additional fatalities were recorded across the country, an update on the GHS COVID-19 dashboard reveals.

As at 7 February 2021, Ghana’s total confirmed cases stand at 73,557.

Health officials have recorded 66,115 recoveries.

Regional active cases

Greater Accra Region – 43,044

Ashanti Region – 13,231

Western Region – 4,164

Eastern Region – 3,211

Central Region – 2,498

Volta Region – 1,181

Bono East Region – 882

Northern Region – 802

Upper East Region – 755

Western North Region – 737

Bono Region – 718

Ahafo Region – 565

Upper West Region – 251

Oti Region – 250

Savannah Region – 68

North East Region – 37

52 persons arrested for flouting protocols 

At least 52 persons are being processed for court for breaching COVID-19 protocols, the Bono East regional police commander, DCOP Asumadu Okyere Darko, has said.

The suspects are made up of 48 males and four females. They have since been granted bail. The police commander said the region is not relenting in its effort to enforce the safety protocols of COVID-19.

DCOP Darko made the disclosure in an interaction with the media during the second phase of nationwide disinfection of police facilities by Zoomlion.

He said with the rising cases of coronavirus, the police administration saw the need to engage  Zoomlion Ghana Limited to disinfect all police installations nationwide.

The disinfection exercise, according to him, is taking place in Yeji, Atebubu, Kintampo, Techiman and Nkronsa.

Fred Dzakpata 

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