COVID-19 kills 153 in Ghana; 28,430 infected across the country

COVID-19 kills 153 in Ghana; 28,430 infected across the country

- Ghana's coronavirus infections are now 28,430 as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020

- 53 individuals have died from the virus

- Meanwhile, 25,331 persons have recovered or been discharged

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Five more people have died of COVID-19 in Ghana, taking the death toll to 153, official figures reveal.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 reported that it has recorded 763 new cases, increasing the national caseload to 28,430.

“A total of 763 new cases were reported on July 17, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 7 June to 16 July 2020, but reported from the lab on July 17,” the GHS said in its latest update.

COVID-19 kills 153 in Ghana; 28,989 infected across the country

Dr Patrick Aboagye of the Ghana Health Service. Source: Facebook/Information Ministry Ghana
Source: Facebook

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The total number of recoveries are up to 24,901 leaving the active cases at 3,376.

Eight patients are in critical condition, 25 others have their conditions classified as severe, and four are on ventilators.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 15,328

Ashanti Region – 6,151

Western Region – 2,310

Central Region – 1,155

Eastern Region – 1,087

Volta Region – 511

Bono Region – 421

Bono East Region – 294

Upper East Region – 282

Northern Region – 271

Western North Region – 216

Oti Region – 147

Ahafo Region – 116

Upper West Region – 75

Savannah Region – 57

North East Region – 9

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the number of patients who have either recovered or been discharged currently stands at 24,901.

However, a very frequently asked question with regards to COVID-19 is whether a recovered patient can be re-infected.

There is currently no concrete evidence or findings to establish whether or not a recovered COVID-19 patient can be re-infected with the virus.

Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo tests positive for COVID-19:

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Source: Yen

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