COVID-19: Ghana’s case count hits 30, 366 after 694 new infections

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694 new COVID-19 cases have pushed Ghana’s count to 30, 366.

Per the latest update on Friday, July 24, 2020,  26,687 persons have been discharged/recovered.

This leaves the country’s active cases at 3,526 while the deaths remain at 153.

The 694 new cases were reported from the lab on July 20, 2020, after the samples that were taken from the period 11 June to 19 July 2020.

On gender distribution, 59 percent of infected persons are males while the remaining 41 percent are females

Critical and severe cases

Ghana Health Service in the latest update on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana notes that 26 persons are in severe conditions while six others are in critical condition.

The Ghana Health Service further notes that four persons who have tested positive for the virus are on ventilators.

The total number of tests conducted so far is 361,542 comprising 132, 552 and 228,990 tests conducted through routine surveillance and contact tracing respectively.

Total test positivity rate is 8.40.

Regional Representation of cases

The Greater Accra Region still tops the chart with 15, 863 active cases Out of this number, 1, 078 are active cases following the recovery /discharge of 14, 020 persons.

It is followed by the Ashanti Region which has 7,026 total cases with 6, 111 recoveries/discharge making the active ones 856.

Western Region comes third with 1, 269 total; 1,1141 recoveries/discharge and 118 active cases.

Fourth on the chat is the Central Region which has 1, 236 total cases with 1,141 recoveries/discharge and 85 active cases.

Cumulative Cases per Region

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