After recording a reduced number of cases in the last update, Ghana’s Covid-19 case count has jumped up marginally again.
The latest update, as given by the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), sees 695 new cases recorded.
At the Ministry of Information’s bi-weekly press briefing on Thursday, July 16, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye also indicated that a total of 2,065 health workers have been infected since the outbreak of the disease in the country.
Out of this number, 1,870 have so far recovered or have been discharged.
A few are under care and management.
But on a whole, the country’s total cumulative cases are 26,125 as of Thursday.
Twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy (22,270) have either recovered or been discharged.
The death toll remains 139, leaving the country with 3,716 under care and management at health facilities scattered across the country.
Some are also under home management, Dr Kuma-Aboagye said, because they meet the definition of being at home.
Among the active cases, 25 are said to be in “severe” conditions while eight are “critical” cases.
Four are on ventilators.
So far, a total of 339,491 tests have been carried out.
Regional breakdown to follow soon. . .
The first index cases of the virus were recorded on Thursday, March 12.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana