GHS discovers 24 new COVID-19 cases

GHANA has recorded 24 new cases of COVID-19, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said.

It said the country had 92 active cases with confirmed cases of the disease in the country totalling 160,863 as at last Friday.

The Service also indicated on its website monitored by the Ghanaian Times yesterday that there was one person in a severe state but no one in critical condition.

It added that 159,326 people had recovered from the disease but unfortunately the death toll was currently 1,445.

The service said it had so far conducted 2,393,032tests since the outbreak of the disease in March 2020 with a positivity rate of6.7 per cent.

On the regional case count, Greater Accra leads with active cases of 33 after recording 90,608 cases out of which90,258haverecovered and have been discharged.

Ashanti follows with 22,298 cases with21,909recoveries and discharges.

Western has 8,324 recoveries out of 8,248 cases while Eastern had 7,034 confirmed cases with 6,886 recoveries and discharges.

The Volta Region, the GHS said, had a total of 5,988 cases out of which 5,883 were recoveries and discharges thereby leaving the region with 15 active cases.

Central has 5,402cases with 5,353recoveries and discharges, followed by the Bono East Region with 2,967cases out of which 2,892 people had recovered and have been discharged.

Bono Region has a total of 2,236 recoveries and discharges out of 2,332 cases leaving it with no active cases and the Northern Region has 1,831 recoveries with 1,863 cases.

Upper East has 1,735 cases with 1,673 recoveries whileAhafo Region has 1,136 cases with 1,102 recoveries.

Western North follows with 1,112 cases out of which 1,099 people have recovered and have been discharged.

Oti has 930 cases with 921 recoveries, Upper West has 895 cases with 853 recoveries, North East Region has 384 cases with 373 recoveries while Savannah has 291 cases with 287 recoveries.

Also, the Service said 11 regions had so far not recorded any active cases. They included the Ahafo, Ashanti, Eastern, Upper West, Bono, Central, Western North, Northern, Oti, Savannah, and North East regions.

Based on these statistics, the Service has cautioned that the non-adherence of the safety protocols could cause a spike in infections across the country.

The GHS has, therefore, implored the entire populace to strictly observe the COVID-19 safety protocol including staying at home if they had nothing doing in town, observing the social distancing protocol and avoid hand shaking.

Again, it reminded people to mask up properly, particularly when leaving home, and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

BY ABIGAIL ARTHUR

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