COVID-19: Majority of Ghana’s cases are 25 to 34 year-olds 

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Available statistics has revealed that persons within the age range of 25 to 34 are those with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

Ghana, has as of April 6 recorded a total of 287 cases of the pandemic with five deaths.

Experts however, attribute the increase in cases to the enhanced contact tracing and testing exercise ongoing at hotspot areas.

A total of 172 cases were reported from the routine and enhanced surveillance activities as well as those from mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.

Three people have fully recovered, forty-nine people have been discharged and being managed at home, 2 are in critical condition while the rest are responding to treatment.

The ages of infected patients in the country ranges from 15 to 60+ with most confirmed cases being people within the ages of 25 to 59.

However, out of the total of 287 cases, data available on the Ghana Health Service’s (GHS) website shows that the greatest number of recorded cases of the novel coronavirus in the country are persons within the age bracket of 25 to 34.

This is followed by persons between the ages of 35 to 44 and the least being people within the range of 15 to 24.

Speaking at a media encounter to update Ghanaians on steps taken by government to curb the pandemic in the country, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie in confirming the statistics, said more males have COVID-19 in the country than females.

“Most people are within the age of 25 to 59. The age group with the greatest number of cases are 25 to 34 and those with the least number 15 to 24. We have a few with above 60 that are also having cases. When it comes to sex distribution we have more males in most of the age groups having cases than the females,” he disclosed.

He also disclosed that the GHS is still building a model with regards to projections that will give further details on the cases so far.

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

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