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Coronavirus: Cases rise to 21,968; GHS blames the rapid increase on non-adherence to safety protocols

Ghana has recorded 891 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus pushing the country’s cumulative case count to 21,968.

According to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Patrick Kuma Aboagye, the new numbers are coming from 13 out of the 16 regions in the country and were confirmed from samples taken from June 26.

The number of recoveries have gone up from 16,070 to 17,156.

The number of persons who have succumbed to the virus remained at 129 from the previous update.

He made this known at at press conference by the Ministry of Information in Accra.

That leaves the active cases at 4,683; 22 of these are severe cases, Dr. Aboagye said.

Six of the 22 severe cases are critical, with five of the patients on ventilators, he added.

Dr. Aboagye said about 400 cases are being recorded daily and noted the Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti regions are the places with the greatest challenges.

Meanwhile, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye has stated that the non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols is contributing to the rise in Ghana’s cases.

He said many people are not following all the guidelines announced by the Ghana Health Service.

These protocols include wearing of face mask, social distancing, washing of hands and using of sanitizer frequently.

All these Dr Aboagye believes has been ignored by many and that is largely having an effect as it is contributing to Ghana’s rise in daily COVID-19 numbers.

 

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