Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister for Health

A total of 880 COVID-19 patients been declared recovered or discharged by the Ghana Health Service, bringing the total to 21,067.

This leaves the country with 3,782 active cases, with the patients being managed in treatment sites, at isolation centres across the country and some under home management.

The latest update by the country’s health management body also confirmed 470 new cases of infection, increasing the country’s total case count to 24,988.

It said the new infections were from tests conducted on July 10, it said.

Speaking at a media briefing organised by the Minister for Information yesterday, the Director of Public Health for the GHS, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, indicated that the death toll, however, remains at 139 since the last update.

According to him, 10 out the 16 regions in Ghana did not record new cases in the last few days.

He also indicated that 25 patients were in severe conditions, with eight being critical condition and four on ventilators.

The new infections were recorded in nine regions, with Greater Accra recording the highest infections of 286; Northern- 81 and Volta- 28.

Other regions included Western North-27; Eastern- 17; Western-12; Oti- eight; Savannah- six and Ashanti- five.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 10,012 were from the General Surveillance, with 14,976 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing, the update stated.

A total of 331,366 tests have been conducted so far.

Out of this, 121,062 are from Routine Surveillance with 210,304 from Contact Tracing.

The latest infections take Greater Accra’s total cases to 13,690, representing about 55 per cent of the national total.

The Ashanti, Western and Central regions also have cases tallying 5,259; 2,240; and 1,110 respectively.

The rest are:

Eastern Region – 948

Volta Region – 418

Upper East Region – 282

Northern Region – 267

Bono East Region – 205

Western North Region – 200

Oti Region- 128

Bono Region- 107

Ahafo Region – 98

Upper West Region – 70

Savannah Region – 57 North East Region – Nine