Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases has in recent times seen a surge with the West African Country recording over 600 new infections every day.
This is according to information available on the Ghana Health Service website.
The country’s health management body on Friday, January 23, confirmed 635 new cases of infections barely 24 hours after it had announced 658 new infections across eight regions on Thursday, January 22, 2021.
The confirmation of 679 new infections in GHS’ latest update, therefore, brings the country’s new cases in the last three updates to 1,972. The latest infections, confirmed in eight regions were from tests conducted as at January 20, 2021.
The latest infections also bring the country’s active cases to 3,286 from a previous 2,799.
Unfortunately, six more persons have succumbed to the disease since the last update, raising the death toll also to 367 from a previous 361.
So far, a total of 57,141 patients have clinically recovered from the disease and been discharged.
Seventy-one of the active cases, it said, are in severe conditions, with 36 in critical condition. The active cases, the update said, are being managed in treatment sites, isolation centres across the country, while some were under home management.
Ghana has so far recorded 60,794 cases of the virus since it confirmed its first two cases in March 2020.