Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll rises 256; 101 new cases recorded

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Eight more COVID-19 patients have succumbed, bringing the total national death toll to 256, the Ghana Health Service has reported.

Some 101 new cases were also confirmed recently.

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It brings the total national tally to 43,094.

Of that number, 40,963 have recovered and been discharged.

The active cases, thus, stand at 1,875 as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Of that number, 16 and six persons are in severe and critical conditions, respectively.

Three others are on ventilators.

So far, 429,773 tests have been conducted with a positivity rate of 10.0.

Some 156,645 of the tests were done on samples from routine surveillance out of which 16, 792 tested positive with a positive rate of 10.7.

The remaining 273,128 were samples from enhanced contact-tracing with 26,302 testing COVID-19 positive at a rate of 9.6.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 21,445

Ashanti Region – 10,668

 

Western Region – 2,924

 

Eastern Region – 2,109

 

Central Region – 1,836

 

Bono East Region – 730

 

Volta Region – 646

 

Western North Region – 598

 

Ahafo Region – 490

 

Northern Region – 489

 

Bono Region – 480

 

Upper East Region – 282

 

Oti Region – 229

 

Upper West Region – 88

 

Savannah Region – 62

 

North East Region – 18

 

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