Coronavirus in Ghana: Country records over 30k cases

Coronavirus in Ghana: Country records over 30k cases

- The GHS statistics indicate that more males have contracted the coronavirus than females

- Ghana's current caseload is 30,366

- 26,687 people have recovered or been discharged and 153 have died from the disease

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The latest Ghana Health Service (GHS) update on the COVID-19 virus puts the country’s case count at 30,366.

As of the July 24, 2020 update, 694 new cases have been recorded, sending the national total to 30,366.

The data also showed that 26,687 people have recovered or been discharged from hospital.

Coronavirus in Ghana: Country records over 30k cases
Coronavirus in Ghana: Country records over 30k cases Source: Ghana Health Service
Source: UGC

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Ghana’s death toll still remains at 153 and active cases are at 3,526.

The GHS data further revealed that 59% of the infected people are males and 41% are females.

The total number of tests conducted so far is 361,542, comprising 132,552 and 228,990 tests conducted through routine surveillance and contact tracing respectively.

The total test positivity rate is 8.40.

The Greater Accra Region still tops the chart with 15,863 active cases. Out of this number, 1,078 are active cases following the recovery/discharge of 14,020 patients.

It is followed by the Ashanti Region which has 7,026 total cases with 6,111 recoveries/discharges, making the active cases 856.

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The Western Region comes third with 1,269 total cases: 1,1141 recoveries/discharges and 118 active cases.

Fourth on the chart is the Central Region which has 1,236 total cases with 1,141 recoveries/discharges and 85 active cases. earlier reported that a Chinese-made vaccine against COVID-19 went into its final phase of testing on Tuesday, July 21, in Brazil.

Volunteers believe it will go a long way in ending the pandemic.

The vaccine was developed by a private Chinese firm called Sinovac Biotech, making it the third vaccine in the world to enter Phase 3 of clinical trial on humans, How Africa reports.

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