9-week-old baby boy dies of COVID-19 in Central Region

A 9-week-old baby boy is among the eight new persons who died of COVID-19 in the country.

The boy, whose death was recorded in the Central region, had no underlying health condition.

He becomes, perhaps, the youngest in the country to succumb to the disease.

The eight new fatalities, which were published by the Ghana Health Service on Monday, pushed the country’s death toll to 239.

The Ashanti Region recorded two new deaths; a 29-year old female and a 62-year old male with a co-morbidity of Retroviral infection with Cerebral toxoplasmosis and Hypertension respectively.

In the Western Region, it was a 68-year old man who was battling Hypertension.

The Eastern Region also recorded one more death, which was a 57-year old man with a co-morbidity of Hypertension, Congestive cardiac failure, Chronic Kidney Disease.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 active cases has reduced to 1,847 as of Saturday August 15, 2020.

This was indicated by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his 15th update to the country on the measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The President also stated that within three weeks, the number recovered persons have also increased to 40,567

He added that this improves the recovery rate of the country from 89.5 % to 95.1%.

Death rate of the disease however stands at 0.5%.

President Akufo-Addo further stated “that there are no backlogs of tests in any of the testing centers in the country, meaning situational reports are up to date.”

He added that test results that used to take weeks are now available 48 hours after testing and the country has, so far, conducted a total of 427,121 tests.

Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, and Western Regions are however the regions with the highest number of active cases with the North East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West Regions recording no case.

Total number of confirmed cases in the country currently stands at 42,653.

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

Greater Accra Region – 21,212

Ashanti Region – 10,569

Western Region – 2,899

Eastern Region – 2,097

Central Region – 1,801

Bono East Region – 720

Volta Region – 642

Western North Region – 580

Northern Region – 489

Ahafo Region – 485

Bono Region – 480

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 229

Upper West Region – 88

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 18



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