September 21, 2020

Ghana's COVID-19 recoveries now 20,187, total case count 24,518

Twenty thousand one hundred and eighty seven (20,187) persons who tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana have recovered and/or been discharged.

An update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Sunday, July 12, indicated that 270 new cases of the infection were recorded, making the cumulative number of cases 24,518.

Four more persons succumbed to the disease, raising the death toll to 139.

The new infections, according to the GHS, were from tests conducted on July 9.

The country’s active caseload now stands at 4,192.

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

The new infections were recorded in seven regions including Ashanti- 104; Greater Accra 102; Ahafo- 32 and Eastern- 20.

Other regions included Oti- Five; Bono East- Four and Volta- Three.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 9, 823 were from the General Surveillance, with 14, 695 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing, the update stated.

A total of 328,383 tests have been conducted so far.

Out of this, 119,973 are from routine surveillance with 208,410 contact tracing.
The positivity rate is 7.47.

The latest infections take Greater Accra’s total cases to 13,404, having recorded 102 new infections, representing about 55 per cent of the national total.

The Ashanti, Western and Central regions also have cases tallying 5,254; 2,128; and 1,110, respectively.

The rest are:

Eastern Region – 931

Volta Region – 390

Upper East Region – 282

Bono East Region – 205

Northern Region – 186

Western North Region – 173

Oti Region- 120

Bono Region- 107

Ahafo Region – 98

Upper West Region – 70

Savannah Region – 51

North East Region – Nine

Source: General News

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