A Covid-19 patient receiving treatment at the Ga East Hospital

Twenty-eight more persons have died from the novel coronavirus as the country recorded 797 new infections as of January 27.

This brings the death toll to 405 and 4,665 active cases, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Also, out of a cumulative total of 65,427 confirmed Covid-19 cases so far, 60, 357 have either recovered or been discharged.

Following the upsurge in cases, the President in his last address to the nation said citizens should mask up and practice the Covid-19 safety protocols otherwise he will be left with no option but lockdown certain parts of the country again.

Nana Akufo-Addo instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to direct officers, men and women of the Ghana Police Service to ensure the enforcement of the law on mask-wearing at all public places and in public transport.

Below is a breakdown of the cumulative cases per region as at January 27.

Greater Accra Region – 38,111

Ashanti Region – 12,154

Western Region – 3,498

Eastern Region – 2,841

Central Region – 2,269

Volta Region – 944

Bono East Region – 814

Western North Region – 711

Northern Region – 672

Bono Region – 657

Upper East Region – 577

Ahafo Region – 545

Oti Region – 246

Upper West Region – 188

Savannah Region – 63

North East Region – 25