COVID-19: Ghana death toll hits 1,025

BY: Judith Lamiokor Lamptey

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that the country has recorded forty-three new deaths to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), increasing the death toll to 1,025.

The death toll stood at 982 as of Friday, August 20, 2021.

An update from the GHS indicates that as of Thursday, August 26, 2021, the country had recorded 688 new cases of the disease, making the number of active cases 7,153.

The country’s total number of confirmed cases is now 118,954.

The number of persons who have recovered or been discharged from the disease is now 110,776.

Of the 7,153 active cases 149 persons were said to be in severe condition while 62 others were in critical condition.

Cumulative Cases per Region

Greater Accra Region - 63,939

 Ashanti Region - 19,976

 Western Region - 6,728

 Eastern Region - 5,917

 Volta Region - 4,329

 Central Region - 4,259

 Bono East Region - 2,353

 Bono Region - 2,037

 Northern Region - 1,704

 Upper East Region - 1,359

Ahafo Region - 1,022

Western North Region - 956

Oti Region - 735

Upper West Region - 575

North East Region - 249

Savannah Region - 187