Covid-19 cases hit 17,741 in Ghana; 4 persons on ventilators

Ghana’s coronavirus record has gone up by 390 new cases taking the national tally to 17,741 positive cases.

The number of recoveries cum discharge has also moved up from the previous 12,994 to 13,268.

Fatalities have however remained at 112 cases.

Active cases have also gone up by some 116 cases from the previous 4,245 to 4,361.

Twenty four persons are currently under what has been classified as severe conditions while six of them are in critical condition and four of them on ventilator.

Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye who released the new figures Tuesday morning said it was data from Monday, June 29.

The new cases, Dr Kuma-Aboagye said, were recorded from 41 districts in five regions.

“What it means is that 11 regions did not record any case and about 220 or so districts did not record new cases as at yesterday,” he noted

Greater Accra which has been leading with covid-19 cases since the outbreak in Ghana in March 2020, recorded the highest number of new cases – 217

Ashanti recorded 140 new cases while Eastern Region had 22 and the Volta Region 9 with its neighbour Oti Region recording 2 new cases.

“The recoveries continue to increase. We have recorded an average total recovery of nearly 74.8 per cen,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.

He noted that most of the deaths being recorded are due to late reporting of covid-19 cases, which he noted, makes it difficult for health officials to manage the people once they begin to show symptoms

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“…like I said last week, most of these deaths are coming from people who report quite late and about 60 per cent plus  die within 48 hours,” he stated and urged people to report early once they suspect of having contracted the disease