COVID-19: Ghana’s coronavirus death toll hits 280; active cases below 1000

COVID-19: Ghana’s coronavirus death toll hits 280; active cases below 1000

- Four more people have died from COVID-19 in Ghana sending the country's death toll to 280

- The Ghana Health Service also says the national tally is now 44,713

- Out of the number 43,577 people have recovered or have been discharged

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At least four more people have died from COVID-19 in Ghana, taking the country’s death toll to 280, the Ghana Health Service said on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

The total confirmed cases are now 44,713 after 55 new ones were added from the labs.

In total 43,577 people who were infected with the disease have recovered or have been discharged, the GHS announced.

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Meanwhile, Ghana’s active coronavirus cases have dropped below 1,000 as the country eases restrictions to bounce back to normal life.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) reported that the active cases now stand at 904 after some 43,478 recoveries and discharges were confirmed.

New cases from the labs have also dropped in the double digits zone after 41 fresh cases were confirmed, taking the national tally to 44,713.

Six persons are in a critical condition while 16 others have their situation classified as severe. Three are currently on ventilators.

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Also no COVID-19 case has been recorded from any arrivals at the Kotoka International Airport after it was opened on September 1, 2020, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said.

Out of the 300 passengers who have been tested so far, non tested positive for coronavirus.

“So far we have not recorded any positive cases and that is our ultimate aim. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that people arrive here negative and truly negative,” the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said at a press conference today, Thursday, September 3, 2020.

The government announced a compulsory COVID-19 test at a fee of $150 for passengers arriving in the country as a measure to prevent the importation of the virus.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a team of Nigerian doctors has made the country really proud after the health officials successfully carried out brain aneurysm surgery.

According to Google support for medical searches, an aneurysm is "a ballooning and weakened area in an artery".

It can happen in areas such as in the aorta, brain, back of the knee, intestine, or spleen.

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