Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 168

Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 168

- Ghana's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 168

- According to the Ghana Health Service, 532 new cases have also been confirmed

- The country's total case count is up to 32,969

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Seven more people have died of COVID-19 related infections in Ghana, taking the toll to 168 in the latest update.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday, July 27, 2020, announced that five patients are currently on ventilators while 34 others are in severe and critical conditions.

The country’s active cases now stand at 3,307 after 29,494 people were discharged out of the 32,969 total number of cases, the GHS reported.

Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 168
President Nana Akufo-Addo Source: Facebook/Nana Akufo-Addo
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said all the students who tested positive for COVID-19 have either recovered or are on the road to recovery.

In his 14th address to the nation on the COVID-19 situation on Sunday, 26 July 2020, Akufo-Addo said: “safety and good health of students and staff have been the paramount considerations in the reopening of schools."

He further urged students and all Ghanaians to fully adhere to the enhanced COVID-19 protocols.

Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 168
Confirmed COVID-19 cases from the GHS Source: Ghana Health Service
Source: UGC

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 17,152

Ashanti Region – 7,866

Western Region – 2,544

Central Region – 1,355

Eastern Region – 1,234

Volta Region – 579

Bono East Region – 436

Bono Region – 426

Western North Region – 353

Northern Region – 302

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 174

Ahafo Region – 121

Upper West Region – 79

Savannah Region – 57

North East Region – 9 earlier reported that government revealed it spent GHc54.3 million on the cooked meals it served the underprivileged during the 21-day lockdown in Accra and Kumasi.

According to the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, government also distributed GHc50.2 million to over 400,000 of the most-vulnerable individuals under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.

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