- Ghana's COVID-19 cases have reached 17 351 with 12 994 recoveries
- President Akufo-Addo also indicated that government has extended the incentive package for health workers by another three months
- Ghana has recorded 110 deaths from coronavirus so far
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30 patients are in critical condition and receiving treatment across Ghana as the country’s COVID-19 cases rise to 17 351.
This is according to President Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation on 28 June.
The President also said some 12 994 patients have so far recovered.
Some 112 patients, the President noted, have also died after contracting the virus, constituting 0.6% of the positive cases.
The country’s death rate is one of the lowest in the world and Ghana has so far conducted some 294 867 tests.
Ghana recorded its first two COVID-19 cases on 12 March, compelling the country to shut down schools and tighten border closures.
Despite the sharp rise in cases, the country relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions earlier in June to allow final year students in all private and public schools to return to school.
“Like senior high schools, universities, and other tertiary institutions, all junior high schools across the country have been fumigated and disinfected,” Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a set of triplets born prematurely in the central Mexican state of San Louis Potosí have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The newborns were tested on 17 June to comply with the state's health protocols on premature births. Both parents were tested to determine whether they too were infected with coronavirus after the results came back positive.
Nana Akufo-Addo extends incentive package for health workers for 3 more months
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