Covid-19: Two dead, 227 new infections reported
TWO more people have died from covid-19, as Ghana’s case count cross more than 8,000, a day after the country recorded no new cases.
This brings to 38 the number of people who have fallen to the disease, ever since the first person died mid-March.
The Ghana Health Service latest update indicates that the country has recorded 227 more cases pushing the case count to 8,297. About 47 more people have also recovered increasing the number of recoveries to 2,986.
The number of people still receiving treatment (active cases) is 5,273.
According the details provided by the GHS, the 37th person to die from the disease is a 52-year-old female with metastatic Ovarian cancer, and gastro internal bleeding reported at a hospital in Kumasi with respiratory symptoms. She was admitted as a suspected COVID-19 and isolated and died after three days on admission and confirmed as COVID-19 positive.
The 38th person is a 64-year-old female, who was admitted with an initial diagnosis of Congestive Cardiac Failure and bilateral pneumonia and later confirmed as COVID-19 positive. She died after two days on admission.
The deaths come on the back of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital temporarily suspending urgent anaesthesia cover as it transferred its anaesthesia specialists to the University of Ghana Medical Centre and the Ga East District Hospital which had increased intensive care unit beds as the number of severely ill covid-19 cases increase.
Almost three months after the country recorded its first coronavirus cases on March 12, the Ahafo Region now remains the only region out of the 16 not to have a confirmed a COVID-19 case.
The Western Region passed the Central Region as the region with the third-highest number of cases days after two of its areas—the Tarkwa municipality and Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis were declared as the country’s latest hotspots.
The region how has 436 cases. But the Greater Accra Region is leading as the epicentre of Ghana’s coronavirus spread with 5,798 while the Ashanti Region follows with 1,263.
Below is the national breakdown
|Western North Region||68|
|Oti Region Region||26|
|Upper East Region||26|
|Upper West Region||22|
|Bono East Region||6|
|North East Region||2|