Claim: 95 coronavirus deaths recorded in Ghana and total coronavirus cases jump to 6,989
Researched by Rabiu Alhassan
An image capturing key statistics of the coronavirus spread situation in Ghana claims the country has recorded 95 deaths, while the total confirmed coronavirus case count has jumped to 6,989.
It further claims that Ghana has recorded 1,794 recoveries.
With the logo of The Vaultz Magazine, a business and lifestyle magazine embossed at the top, the image is dated May 21 and titled “GHANA COVID-19 CASES UPDATE.”
Ghana’s official data on the coronavirus spread situation is found on the Ghana Health Service(GHS) dedicated website meant to update citizens on the country’s evolving case count and other key statistics.
As of May 22, Ghana has recorded 31 deaths and 6,486 confirmed coronavirus cases contrary to the claims on the image.
The country has also recorded 1,951 recoveries, leaving Ghana’s active coronavirus case count at 4,504.
Total of 6,486 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 1,951 Recoveries and 31 Deaths
Visit https://t.co/IW9gCmy3wm for the details.
— Disease Surveillance Dept_GHS (@DSD_GHS) May 22, 2020
The Vaultz Magazine in a disclaimer has denied producing the image, describing it as the work of “some unscrupulous individuals” using the brand logo of the news agency.
“We have noticed the individual(s) used PhotoGrid to edit one of our previous COVID-19 cases update artwork,” the management of the magazine said in a statement while condemning it as malicious and destructive.
GhanaFact rates the claim as false.