COVID-19:Ghana’s active cases increases

BROCKTON - AUGUST 13: A nurse practitioner administers COVID-19 tests in the parking lot at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA under a tent during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 13, 2020. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

According to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS),Ghana’s Covid-19 active cases have hit 620.

This follows the confirmation of 76 new cases of infections announced by the Ghana Health Service bringing the country’s cumulative cases to 48,200.

Also, 47,260 patients have recovered or been discharged, while 320 have so far succumbed to the disease.

The latest update indicated that, three cases were critical, two of whom were on ventilators while eight were considered severe.

The active cases were being managed in treatment sites, isolation centres across the country, while some were under home management.

So far a total of 534,364 tests have been conducted, out of which 187,327 were from Routine Surveillance, 304,038 from Enhanced Contact Tracing and 42,999 from international travellers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Out of the total confirmed cases, 19,385 were from the General Surveillance; 28,680 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing with 135 cases recorded from tests conducted on international traveller at KIA.

A new study conducted by scientists at the University of Ghana, has revealed that about 20 per cent of people living within Accra and Kasoa may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

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Greater Accra Region remains the hotspot of the disease with a case count of 25,203 followed by the Ashanti Region- 11,008.

Below is the cases recorded in other regions 

Western Region-2,980.

Eastern Region- 2,429

Central Region- 1,931

Bono East Region – 785

Volta Region – 682

Western North Region – 651

Bono Region- 550

Northern Region – 547

Ahafo Region – 528

Upper East Region – 358

Oti Region- 242

Upper West Region – 90

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 19

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