New update announced by Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye indicates that Three hundred and ninety (390) new cases have increased Ghana’s COVID-19 case count to 17,741.
He made this known on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at a press briefing organized by the Information Ministry.
According to Dr Kuma-Aboagye, 24 persons out of this number are in critical and severe conditions with four on ventilators.
He further disclosed that a total of 13,268 persons have recovered from the disease.
Deaths remain 112, he said, adding that the death rate was 0.3 percent.
“As of 30th of June 2020 but this represents 29 June, 2020 data. As of yesterday, we have recorded a total of 17,741 out of about 297,591 persons tested with a test positivity rate of 5.96 percent. The total recoveries out of this number stand at 13,268 and we have recorded a total death of 112. This brings our death rate to 0.63 percent, far lower than even the African average of about 2 percent”.
“This leaves our active cases at 4,361 and these are people being managed at our treatment sites, isolation centres and some under home management based on your situation. As of this morning, we have about 24 cases who are in severe conditions across the centres at UGMC, Ga East, and all the places where we have critical care being managed. We have people on ventilators”, he said.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2020