COVID-19: Ghana records more than 1,600 recoveries

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The Ghana Health Service says a total of 1,652 COVID-19 patients been declared recovered or discharged, bringing the total to 24,901.

This leaves the country with 3,376 confirmed active cases, with the patients being managed in treatment sites, at isolation centres across the country, and some under home management.

Unfortunately, five more patients have succumbed to the virus since the last update, raising the death toll to 153.

The latest update by the country’s health management body via its designated website also confirmed 763 new cases of infection, increasing the national total case count to 28,430.

The update said 25 patients were in severe conditions, with eight being critical condition and four on ventilators.

The new infections were recorded in 10 regions, with Ashanti recording the highest infections of 310; Greater Accra- 192 and Bono – 155.

Other regions included Western- 57; Central- 15; Ahafo- 13; Eastern- 10; Volta- Nine; Oti and Western North with a case each.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 11,343 were from the General Surveillance, with 17,087 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing, the update stated.

A total of 349,752 tests have been conducted so far.

Out of this, 127,862 are from Routine Surveillance with 221,890 from Contact Tracing.

The positivity rate is 8.13.

The latest infections take Greater Accra’s total cases to 15,328, representing about 55 per cent of the national total.

The Ashanti region, Western and Central regions also have cases tallying 6,151; 2,310 and 1,155 respectively.

The rest are:
Eastern- 1,087
Volta Region – 511
Bono Region- 421
Bono East Region – 294
Upper East Region – 282
Northern Region – 271
Western North Region – 216
Oti Region- 147
Ahafo Region – 116
Upper West Region – 75
Savannah Region – 57
North East Region – Nine

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