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Ghana’s total cumulative case count of coronavirus is now 6,964, according to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
Twenty-seven patients more have, however, recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,097 while 32 persons have so far lost their lives despite a majority of them with comorbidities.
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye made this known on Tuesday, May 26 at the Ministry of Information bi-weekly update.
He said the new infections were recorded in a total of five regions with the Western Region turning out to be the latest hotspot region of the country.
Ashanti Region, which had had this tag, recorded its lowest number of infections in weeks. Four persons out of the latest total of 156 were confirmed in the Region.
Greater Accra Region with 72 new cases, however, lead the regional breakdown with a total of 4,908 cases since March 12, 2020.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye indicated that 15 cases are severe though none of them is on ventilators.
Four of these cases are at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) and the rest spread across Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), 37 Military Hospital and Ga East Municipal Hospital, the country’s biggest treatment centre.
He said about 800 are in isolation with about half of that at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC).
The Director-General noted that there is a steady reduction in the number of cases recorded despite occasional flare-ups in some areas.
“But the response remains swift and we will gather all our energies to go there and contain it.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana