COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana

COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana
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Clockwise, from top: Empty streets in Accra following the lockdown, A shop in Accra facilitating social distancing protocols, Disinfection exercise at the Kumasi Airport, COVID-19 vaccination in Ghana.
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Cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Ghana by region as at 17 November 2021
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Active COVID-19 cases in Ghana by region as at 17 November 2021
  No active cases
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan/China
Index caseAccra
Arrival date12 March 2020
(1 year, 8 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases130,920[1] (updated 2 December 2021)
1,209[1] (updated 2 December 2021)
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first two cases in Ghana were confirmed on 12 March 2020, when two infected people came to Ghana, one from Norway and the other from Turkey.[2]

  1. ^ a b Ritchie, Hannah; Mathieu, Edouard; Rodés-Guirao, Lucas; Appel, Cameron; Giattino, Charlie; Ortiz-Ospina, Esteban; Hasell, Joe; Macdonald, Bobbie; Beltekian, Diana; Dattani, Saloni; Roser, Max (2020–2021). "Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)". Our World in Data. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  2. ^ Duncan, Jude (12 March 2020). "Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ghana". Citi Newsroom. Retrieved 16 March 2020.

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