Ghana’s COVID-19 cases rise to 24,248

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 24,248 after 414 new cases of infections were confirmed across the country,  the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said.

The new infections are from tests conducted on July 8.

According to the country’s health management body  619 patients had recovered or discharged, bringing the total of recoveries or discharged to 19,831.

The death toll, however, remains at 135, since the last update, on July 10.

The GHS said the country’s active caseload now stood at 4,282 and those infected by the disease were being managed at treatment sites and isolation centres across the country, with some under home management.

The GHS said 24 patients were in severe conditions, with six in critical condition and five on ventilators.

The new infections were recorded in nine regions with Greater Accra recording the highest infections of 108; Western,  76, and Ashanti,  72.

The other regions are Bono East, 59;  Central, 34;  Ahafo, 30, Western North, 15, Bono,11, and Volta, 9.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 9, 705 were from the General Surveillance Regime, with 14,543 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing regime, the GHS stated.

A total of 327,009 tests have been conducted so far, and out of this, 119,463 are on routine surveillance with 207,546 on contact tracing, and positivity rate, 7.32.

On latest infections rate, Greater Accra total cases were 13,302 ,having recorded 108 new infections, representing about 55 per cent of the national total.

The Ashanti, Western and Central regions also had cases tallying 5,150, 2,128, and 1,110 respectively. The rest are: Eastern Region, 911, Volta Region, 387, Upper East Region, 282, Bono East Region, 201.

The others are Northern Region, 186, Western North Region, 173, Oti Region,115 Bono Region,107, Upper West Region, 70, Ahafo Region, 66, Savannah Region, 51 and North East Region, nine. – GNA

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