Ghana records 597 new Covid-19 cases, tally now 16,431

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Story Reported by Samuel Amon

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have increased by 597, bringing the total to 16,431, the Ghana Health Service reports.

In its latest update, GHS also confirmed that 502 persons had recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 12,257.

While the death toll remains 103, active cases are now 4,071.

The new infections, according to the update, were recorded in nine regions.

They include Ashanti- 183; Western- 153; Central- 104; and Greater Accra- 94.

The rest are Eastern-55; Volta- four; Bono East- three; Oti- two and Bono- one.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 6,759 were from the general surveillance, with 9,672 cases from enhanced contact tracing.

The latest infections take Greater Accra’s total to 9,164, representing almost 60 per cent of the national total.

Ashanti, Western and Central regions also have cases tallying 3,344; 1,429; and 903 respectively.

The rest are:
Eastern Region – 541
Volta Region – 335
Upper East Region – 271
Oti Region- 110
Northern Region – 100
Western North Region – 94
Bono East Region – 50
Savannah Region – 38
Upper West Region – 35
Ahafo Region – Eight
Bono Region- Five
North East Region – Four.

Meanwhile, 26 cases are considered severe with six patients in critical condition and on ventilators.

Story Edited by Gideon Kotey
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