COVID-19 update: Ghana’s deaths reach almost 200 with 574 new cases

COVID-19 update: Ghana’s deaths reach almost 200 with 574 new cases

- Ghana's COVID-19 death toll is now 199, according to the latest figures by the Ghana Health Service

- A total of 35,563 people have also recovered and have been discharged

- Ghana's national cumulative tally is 39,075

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Eight more COVID-19 related fatalities have been recorded, taking Ghana’s death toll to 199.

According to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service, 574 new cases were recorded on August 2, 2020, shooting the case tally to 39, 075.

A total of 574 new cases were reported on August 2, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 23 June to 1 August 2020… from the lab on August 2,” the GHS said.

COVID-19 update: Ghana’s deaths reach almost 200 with 574 new cases
Dr. Patrick Aboagye. Source: Ministry of Information/Facebook.
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Also, out of the national cases 35, 563 have recovered leaving the active cases at 3, 313.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 20,080

Ashanti Region – 9,588

Western Region – 2,738

Central Region – 1,620

Eastern Region – 1,579

Volta Region – 610

Bono East Region – 536

Western North Region – 526

Bono Region – 439

Ahafo Region – 364

Northern Region – 354

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 200

Upper West Region – 88

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 9

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Nine of the 95 nurses from Ghana who arrived in Barbados late July on a two-year contract have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials have confirmed.

The Chief Medical Officer of Best Dos-Santos Public health Laboratory, Dr. Kenneth George, disclosed on Saturday, August 1 at a press conference.

The tests were conducted on 248 persons out of which nine of the Ghanaian nurses came out positive with the rest returning negative.

Dr. George said all of them were showing no symptoms and “are likely to be in the recovery phase”, with only one person’s indicators pointing to being in the acute phase. He said everyone who tested positive was immediately placed in isolation.

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