COVID-19: Ghana records 14 deaths in 48hours

BY: Judith Lamiokor Lamptey

Fourteen persons have succumbed to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), within 48 hours bringing the death toll to 982, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed.

The death toll stood at 968 as of Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

An update from the GHS disclosed that as of Friday, August 20, 2021, the country has recorded 423 new cases of the disease (COVID-19), increasing the cumulative number of active cases in the country to 6,850.

The country's total cumulative case count stands at 115,525, representing 7.3 per cent of the test positivity rate.

The number of persons who have recovered/discharged is 107, 693 with 34 persons in severe condition 20 others in critical condition.

Cumulative Cases per Region

The Greater Accra still leads with the highest number of infections followed by the Ashanti Region then Western Region and Eastern Region

Greater Accra Region - 61,882

Ashanti Region - 19,804

Western Region - 6,620

 

Eastern Region - 5,630

 

Central Region - 4,216

 

Volta Region - 3,926

 

Bono East Region - 2,233

 

Bono Region - 2,005

 

Northern Region - 1,699

 

Upper East Region - 1,340

 

Ahafo Region - 1,001

 

Western North Region - 947

 

Oti Region - 717

 

Upper West Region - 530

 

North East Region - 236

 

Savannah Region - 164

 

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The Greater Accra still leads with the highest number of infections followed by the Ashanti Region and the Central Region.