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COVID-19: Ghana's Death toll passes 200

BY: Kweku Zurek

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has now killed 206 people in Ghana.

This was contained in the latest figures released by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) today (August 7, 2020) in which it reported eight new deaths.

The GHS update also disclosed that seven persons are in critical condition from Coronavirus-related illnesses. Four of the persons in critical condition are breathing with the assistance of a ventilators.

Case count

In the update, the GHS also announced 455 new positive cases of Coronavirus, increasing the country's cumulative case count to 40,097.

However, the country has 3,253 active cases and 36, 638 recoveries from the illness.

“A total of 455 new cases were reported on August 4, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 15 July to 3 August 2020 as seen in Figure 11 but reported from the lab on August 4,” the update reads.

Cumulative Cases per Region

Greater Accra Region – 20,300

Ashanti Region – 9,972

Western Region – 2,766

Eastern Region – 1,809

Central Region – 1,669

Volta Region – 614

Bono East Region – 569

Western North Region – 526

Bono Region – 439

Northern Region – 424

Ahafo Region – 364

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 204

Upper West Region – 88

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 9