COVID-19: Ghana's case count jumps to 1,671; recoveries now 188

COVID-19: Ghana's case count jumps to 1,671; recoveries now 188

The confirmed cases of Coronavirus otherwise known as the COVID-19 in Ghana has increased to 1,671.

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This means that there have been 121 new confirmed cases

The number of recovered persons has also gone up to 188.

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Aboagye at a press briefing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

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“Currently, about 1,461 are well or no symptoms and are responding very well to treatment. We have about six who are moderate to critically ill, two (2) at UGMC, three (3) in Ga East, and one (1) in Korle-bu as we speak today all the other part of the country we do not have any other critical cases,” the Director-General of GHS said.

For the 188 recoveries, Dr Aboagye said they are waiting for the second test to come out so that they can be discharged.

Dr Aboagye also disclosed that Ghana has recorded five new deaths from the disease raising the death toll to 16.

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In other news, over 700 people have been confirmed dead in Iran after ingesting poisonous methanol, mistakenly thinking it has the potency to cure the new coronavirus.

Aljazeera.com reports that the National Coroner's Authority said the toxic alcohol has killed at least 728 Iranians between February 20 and April 7, 2020.

The report highlighted that only 66 persons died from alcohol poisoning in 2019.

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