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Coronavirus: Cases in Ghana shoot to 11

Ghana has recorded two more of the deadly COVID-19 disease bringing the total number of cases to 11.

A few hours ago, the president announced the number of cases stood at 7.

The latest figure was posted on the websites designated for updates on the virus in Ghana.

“The World Health Organization tells us that some 180,000 infections and some 7000 deaths have been recorded from this pandemic. We also learned, sadly on Wednesday, that 3 Ghanaians living abroad had lost their lives as a result. With 9 confirmed cases of infections, we might as well count ourselves lucky as one of the countries least hit by the Coronavirus.”

The identities of the two new infected persons are not yet known and it is also unknown if they were community spread or imported cases.

The coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 200,000 people around the globe after doubling in less than two weeks.

Between the start of the outbreak in December and March 7, there were 100,000 confirmed cases recorded.

But another 100,000 people have been infected in just 11 days since then, largely due to a surge in cases in Europe.

China, Italy, Iran, Spain and Germany have suffered the highest number of infections.

The John Hopkins University, which announced cases had surpassed the 200,000 mark, also recorded 8,006 deaths.

The current death toll suggests 4 per cent of patients who catch the virus die from it.

But experts say the death rate is probably lower than that because the true number of infections is much higher is far greater because some countries, including the UK, are only testing people hospitalised by the illness.

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