- A total of 488 new cases of the COVID-19 have been recorded as of July 19, 2020
- This has sent Ghana's case count to 27,060
- According to the GHS 145 persons have also succumbed to the disease
- Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes
Another person has died of coronavirus infection in Ghana, increasing the death toll to 145, health officials said.
The Ghana Health Service in its Saturday, July 18, 2020 update said 488 new cases have been recorded, taking the country’s confirmed caseload to 27,060.
“A total of 488 new cases were reported on July 15, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 22 June to 14 July 2020… but reported from the lab on July 15,” the GHS stated.
READ ALSO: NHIA probes manager who ‘fingered’ nurse
The recoveries have appreciated to 23, 044 as the active cases stand at 3,871.
Eight patients are in a critical condition while four remain on ventilators with 25 others having their cases declared severe.
Meanwhile, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, director of health promotion at the GHS has noted that the recovery rate has been high and encouraging among the COVID-19 patients.
He also stated that there is a decreasing trend in the country’s active cases.
According to him, there is hope for Ghana to overcome the virus soon when Ghanaians adhere to the safety protocols.
READ ALSO: Police reshuffle: Kofi Boakye heads legal and prosecution department
"Four (4) months after recording our first case, though the cumulative case count has exceeded 27,000 we have defied alarming predictions of overwhelming infection rates and deaths,” he opined.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that teachers in Dzodze-Penyi Senior High School located in the Ketu North constituency of the Volta Region grant permission to students to go out of the school premises despite COVID-19 protocols put in place.
This action of the teachers goes against the protocols laid down by the Ghana Education Service which restricts students from going out of their school campuses once they have checked in from home.
Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo tests positive for COVID-19 | #Yencomgh
Have national and human interest issues to discuss? Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition?
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.