Ghana’s coronavirus (COVID-19) case count has increased to 12,590 following confirmation of 397 new cases.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) 4,410 people have recovered from the virus with 66 deaths thereby bringing its active case count to 8,114.
Three of the deaths have no underlying conditions and they were persons aged below 40.
However, the other deceased persons had diabetes, hypertension and sickle cell as underlying conditions.
Five of the deaths were recorded in the Ashanti Region with Greater Accra recording a single death.
The service has also indicated that 13 people are in severe conditions while four are said to be in critical conditions with two on ventilators.
The GHS stated that, five patients were at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), three at Ga East and Korle-Bu hospitals respectively, two at 37 Military and Komfo Anokye Teaching hospitals while Ho Teaching Hospital and Police Hospital has one each.
The country continues to record more COVID-19 cases from its enhanced contact tracing as 7,419 of its total case count has come from such exercise and 5,171 recorded from general surveillance.
Per the regional case count, Greater Accra continues to lead with 7,719 cases followed by Ashanti with 2,362 with Western recording 993 cases and Central having 694 cases.
Also Eastern Region has recorded 284 , Volta-278, Upper East-241, Oti-101,Western North-81, Northern -52, Savanna -35, Upper West -32, Bono East-14, North East two while Bono and Ahafo regions have one case each.
By JEMIMA ESINAM KUATSINU