Ghana’s COVID-19 cases now 12,193; death toll 58

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases now 12,193; death toll 58

- Ghana has recorded 12,193, COVID-19 cases as of June 16, 2020

- Four more COVID-19 patients have died, taking the death toll to 58

- The latest update was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS)

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Four more persons have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19, increasing the death toll in Ghana to 58, the Ghana Health Service has announced on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Some 229 new cases have been recorded as at June 15, 2020, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12,193, Dr. Patrick Aboagye-Kumah, the boss of the GHS said at a press conference.

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Of the new cases, 70 were from the Ashanti region followed by the Central Region with 42 cases and then 34 cases in the Savanna Region.

Out of the total figures, 4,326 patients have recovered and discharged leaving the active cases at 7,813.

Meanwhile, pressure group OccupyGhana, says it suspects the government is massaging the COVID-19 death toll numbers.

The group also accused officials of lacking candour as far as dealing with the virus is concerned.

“The case count is growing steadily by the day – about 200 to 300 new cases per day. At the last count, we had 7,652 confirmed active cases even though that number could be higher (the total number of confirmed cases is 11,964.)”, OccupyGhana said in a statement issued on Monday, 15 June 2020.

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There is cause to suspect that the death numbers are being massaged," the statement added. earlier reported that government is considering arresting and jailing persons who fail to adhere to the protocols or measures put in place to prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19.

This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu during a press briefing in Accra on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

He opined that the government was considering legal options to enforce personal preventive etiquette as part of measures to halt the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

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