The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said that a total number of eight-hundred and ninety-one (891) new cases of Covid-19 have seen the country’s total number of confirmed cases shoot up to twenty-one thousand, nine hundred and sixty-eight (21,968).
The new confirmed cases, according to the GHS are coming from 13 out of the 16 regions in the country. The Director-General, Dr Patrick Aboagye, speaking about the new confirmed cases, pointed out that they were confirmed from samples taken which date back to June 26, 2020.
According to an update on the country’s COVID-19 status, fatalities remain at 129 from the previous update and added that the number of recoveries has seen an increase from 16,070 to 17,156.
This, according to the update, leaves the active cases at 4,683; 22 of these are severe cases.
The Director-General of the GHS continued that six of the 22 severe cases are critical, with five of them being patients who are on ventilators currently.
He said about 400 cases are being recorded daily and quickly pointed out that the Greater Accra, Western and Ashanti regions are places with the greatest challenges.
Dr Patrick Aboagye urged Ghanaians to ensure that they adhere to the COVID-19 protocols adding that it is the surest way to curb the control of the spread of the virus in the country.