COVID-19 is claiming more lives in Ghana

Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced that the country’s COVID-19 death toll is 405 from a previous 390 since the last update on January 28, 2020.

This is because 15 more people succumbed to the deadly disease from the last update.

The GHS in its last update also confirmed an additional 797 new actives cases, raising the active case count to 4,665 from a previous 3,940.

The new infections are results from tests conducted as at January 27, this year.

However, 804 people have also recovered since the last update, bringing the total of clinical recoveries and discharge to 60,357.

Currently, 125 of the active cases, GHS indicated, were in severe conditions, with 44 in critical condition.

These cases are being managed in treatment sites, isolation centres across the country, while some were under home management.

Ghana has so far recorded 65,427 cases of the virus since it confirmed its first two cases in March 2020.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 24,987 were from the General Surveillance; 39,328 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing, while 1,112 were recorded from international travellers disembarking at the Kotoka International Airport since it was reopened on September 1, 2020, the update stated.

A total of 766,932 tests were conducted. Out of this, 238,836 are from routine surveillance, 381,178 from contact tracing, and 146,918 from international travellers arriving through the Kotoka International Airport.

The positivity rate is 8.5 per cent.

Below is a breakdown of the cumulative cases per region as at January 27:

Greater Accra Region – 38,111

Ashanti Region – 12,154

Western Region – 3,498

Eastern Region – 2,841

Central Region – 2,269

Volta Region – 944

Bono East Region – 814

Western North Region – 711

Northern Region – 672

Bono Region – 657

Upper East Region – 577

Ahafo Region – 545

Oti Region – 246

Upper West Region – 188

Savannah Region – 63

North East Region – 25

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