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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases now 28,989

The Ghana Health Service is reporting 559 new Coronavirus infections pushing the total case count to 28,989.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye made this known when he addressed the media in Accra on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

He said  25,331 persons have been discharged/recovered from the virus with 153 deaths so far.

According to him, the new cases were confirmed in 36 districts across eight regions.

This leaves the country’s active cases at 3,505 with 18 percent of these active cases being symptomatic.

“As of yesterday when we concluded our collation of the results we had 3,505 active cases, this represents 12.2 percent of all the cases ever reported. Our recoveries stand at accounting for about 84.7 percent of all cases reported. This gives us a cumulative figure from the 12th of March since we recorded our first case. We have recorded 153 deaths which accounts for 0.53 percent of cases.”, he said.

So far 353,752 tests have been conducted in Ghana.

As of July 21, 2020, a total of 23,000 backlog of COVID-19 samples are yet to be tested.

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