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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases now 17,741 with 13,268 recoveries

Ghana’s case count for the coronavirus has risen to 17,741.

This means 390 new cases have been recorded since the last update.

This was announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at a press briefing organised by the Information Ministry.

According to the update, a total of 13,268 persons have recovered from the disease.

“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 out 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.

Ghana has 4,361 active cases as of June 30, 2020.

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