COVID-19: 891 new infections detected in 73 districts in 24 hours

COVID-19: 891 new infections detected in 73 districts in 24 hours

- Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 21,968 after 891 new infections detected

- Recoveries are up to 17,156

- The death count is standing at 129

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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 21,968 after 891 new infections detected in 73 districts according to latest statistics by the Ghana Health Service.

Clinical recoveries are up to 17,156 with the death count standing at 129.

The death rate from the virus in Ghana has been noted as 0.58 percent.

There are 4,683 active cases of which 22 are severe cases.

Six of the severe cases are in a critical condition and five are on ventilators.

COVID-19: 891 new infections detected in 73 districts in 24 hours

COVID-19: 891 new infections detected in 73 districts in 24 hours Source: UGC
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Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, revealed that the new cases are a backlog of cases fromJune 26 to July 3.”

According to him, 571 of the new cases were recorded in 24 districts in the Greater Accra Region, 93 cases from 18 districts in the Ashanti Region and 86 from five districts in the Western Region.

The Greater Accra Region is still leading the chart with over 10,000 confirmed cases, followed by the Ashanti Region with over 4,000 cases.

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In other news, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was announced by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah today, July 7, 2020.

He made the announcement at a press briefing organised by the Ministry of Information.

“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” Oppong Nkrumah said.

Oppong Nkrumah added that the Senior Minister is, however, receiving treatment from home.

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