51 more cases of COVID-19 recorded

Ghana has recorded 51 more cases of COVID -19, increasing the country’s case count to 166,816 as at last Saturday, July 2, 2022.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website monitored by the Ghanaian Times yesterday, 164,156 people had recovered from the disease.

Unfortunately, the death toll had been pegged at 1,453 with 11 people in severe condition and two in a critical state.

The GHS has pegged the country’s active case at 1,207.

Routine surveillance conducted indicated 60,050 tested positive out of 489,110 total number of tests conducted, while 99,131 people tested positive through enhanced contact tracing out of 1,110,714 total tests done.

International travellers (KIA) tests showed that 7,635 people tested positive out of 879,453 tests conducted.

The service, therefore, said it had so far conducted 2,479,277 tests since the outbreak of the disease in March last two years with a positivity rate of 6.7 per cent.

On the regional case count, Greater Accra leads with 95,334 confirmed cases, followed by Ashanti with 22,447 cases.

Western has 8,378 confirmed cases, while Eastern has 7,296 cases.

The Service also said that Volta had 6,110 confirmed cases while Central had 5,525 cases.

The Bono East Region, the GHS said, had a total of 3,064 cases and Bono has 2,484 cases.

The Northern Region has a total of 1,869 cases followed by the Upper East Region with 1,768 cases.

Ahafo Region has 1,195 cases, Western North 1,134, Oti, 969, Upper West, 918 cases, North East, 388 and the Savannah with 292 cases.

The Service has advised the public to ensure the observance of the safety protocols, particularly as the country had recorded some cases of monkeypox and influenza.

It has reminded people to stringently adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocol as well as take necessary precaution by avoiding skin-to-skin, face-to-face and mouth-to-skin contact.

BY ABIGAIL ARTHUR

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