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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases rise to 17,741, deaths remain 112

Ghana has recorded 390 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), increasing the total number of cases to 17,741

source:.graphic.com.gh/

The new cases were recorded in five regions namely, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Volta and Oti Regions.

A total of 13,268 persons have also recovered from the disease, while the death toll remains at 112.

The active cases is now 4,316.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye on Tuesday, June 30 at a press briefing in Accra.

According to him, the figures represent data from Monday, June 29.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye noted that there were currently 24 persons in critical and severe conditions with four on ventilators.

According to the letter, a suspected case is “a person presenting with fever or a history of fever and symptoms of respiratory tract illness eg. cough, difficulty in breathing and a history of travel to or residence in a location reporting person to person transmission of COVID-19 during the last fourteen (14) days prior to onset of symptoms.

“Or A person with fever or a history of fever and symptoms of respiratory tract illness eg. cough, difficulty in breathing and in the last fourteen (14) days before symptom onset, close contact with a person who is under investigation or confirmed for COVID-19”.

The letter added that all suspected cases of COVID-19 for whose results were awaiting, should be managed as COVID 19 cases to avoid mortalities.

“In the event that the test results come out as negative, the other causes of the condition should be investigated and treated,” the letter said.

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