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COVID-19: Over 2000 children infected in Ghana

According to the survey, more girls have contracted COVID-19 as compared to boys since the outbreak of the viral disease in Ghana

At least 2, 180 children were infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana between 12 March and 9 November 2020, reveals a survey conducted by a non-governmental organisation, Child Rights International.

The report dubbed: “COVID-19: The State of Children in Ghana”, said the affected children were below 18 years representing 4.43% of the total contraction rate in Ghana.

According to the survey, more girls have contracted COVID-19 as compared to boys since the outbreak of the viral disease in Ghana.

Mortality rate

Launching the report in Accra on Tuesday, Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Kweku Appiah, said the findings show that the mortality rate is higher in boys as compared to that of girls.

Executive Director of CRI, Bright Appiah
Executive Director of CRI, Bright Appiah, launching the report

The report delves into how the virus has affected children in the areas of education, child protection and socio-economic activities.

It also provides much needed information on child protection cases during the pandemic and how COVID-19 has changed the lives of children.

Download a copy of the report below:

Fred Dzakpata

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