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Covid-19: Ghana records 16 deaths in 48 hours

Ghana has recorded sixteen (16) new deaths of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), within 48 hours increasing the death toll to 1,052 as of Monday, August 30, 2021.

The death toll stood at 1,036 as of Saturday, August 28, 2021.

An update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) disclosed that the country has recorded 449 new cases of the disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of active cases to 6,940.

The country’s total cumulative case count stands at 120,452, representing 7.4 per cent of the test positivity rate.

The number of persons who have recovered/discharged is 112, 460.

According to the update, 147 persons who were admitted from the illness were in severe condition with 60 others in critical condition.

Cumulative Cases per Region

The Greater Accra still leads with the highest number of infections followed by the Ashanti Region then Western Region and Eastern Region.

Greater Accra Region – 64,720

Ashanti Region – 20,164

Western Region – 6,756

Eastern Region – 6,081

Volta Region – 4,510

Central Region – 4,259

Bono East Region – 2,411

Bono Region – 2,046

Northern Region – 1,704

Upper East Region – 1,370

Ahafo Region – 1,030

Western North Region – 956

Oti Region – 759

Upper West Region – 575

North East Region – 256

Savannah Region – 187

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