Ghana’s COVID-19 cases rise to 17,351; 30 in critical condition

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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have reached 17,351 with 12, 994 recoveries

President Akufo-Addo also indicated that the government has extended the incentive package for health workers by another three months

Ghana has recorded 110 deaths from the Coronavirus so far

Thirty patients are in critical condition receiving treatment across Ghana as the country’s COVID-19 cases rise to 17,351.

This is according to President Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation on Sunday night, June 28.

The President also said some 12,994 patients have so far recovered.

Some 112 patients, the President noted, have also died after contracting the virus constituting 0.6% of the positives.

The country’s death rate is one of the lowest in the world, Ghana has so far conducted some 294,867 tests. Ghana recorded its first two COVID-19 cases on March 12, compelling the country to shut down schools and tightened border closures.

Despite the sharp rise in the cases, however, the country has relaxed its Covid-19 restrictions earlier in June to allow final year students in all private and public schools to return to school. “Like Senior High Schools, Universities and other tertiary institutions, all Junior High Schools across the country have been fumigated and disinfected,” Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.

We earlier reported that a set of triplets born prematurely in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The newborns were tested on 17 June to comply with the state’s health protocols on premature births.

After the results came back positive, both parents were tested to determine whether they too were sick.

[Yen Ghana]

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