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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