Ghana has recorded 496 rew cases of COVID-19 as this pushes the National tally to 18,630.
This was announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye today at a press conference organized by the Information Ministry in Accra.
Meanwhile, the numbers of persons who have clinically recovered from the novel disease have also risen to 14,046.
Dr Kumah-Aboagye stressed that, the number of persons who have succumbed to the disease remained 117 and the country currently has 4,467 active cases.
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye stated that, “Per the total number of cases recorded, 10,296 cases are from Greater Accra and the Ashanti Region has also consistently been the second Region to record high infections apart from the Greater Accra Region. The Ashanti Region currently has 3,834 cases.”
Dr Kumah-Aboagye also stated that, the government has recognised the challenges associated with beds for victims as he has the GHS has made provision for enough beds and facilities to help carter for the COVID-19 patients.
Five persons out of the 18 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Bono Region have recovered with the youngest aged 11.
The Deputy Bono Regional Director of Public Health, Dr. John Ekow Otoo revealed this to First News in an interview, the remaining 13 patients are in self-isolation and are being managed by the Ghana Health Service and are responding to treatment.
Dr. Otoo further expressed worry over the rate at which the virus is spreading in the region.