COVID-19: Ghana records four more deaths, active cases 6,567

At least four more persons have died of COVID-19 taking Ghana’s death toll to 572 , health officials announced on  Saturday.

The country’s active cases now stand at 6,567 after 490  new coronavirus cases were confirmed at the laboratories.

As at 17 February 2021, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reports that the country’s total confirmed cases increased to 79,655 out of which 72,516 have recovered.

So far, 92 persons are in severe condition while 28 remain critical, according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 1,197   with 1,017  recoveries.

 

Breakdown of regional cases: 

Greater Accra Region – 45,946

Ashanti Region – 13,966

Western Region – 4,681

Eastern Region – 3,521

Central Region – 2,783

Volta Region – 1,524

Bono East Region – 1,081

Upper East Region – 964

Northern Region – 901

Bono Region – 894

Western North Region – 793

Ahafo Region – 645

Upper West Region – 339

Oti Region – 272

Savannah Region – 72

North East Region – 61

Stagnant Cases

COVID-19 records at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) since February 1, 2021 indicates that active cases are not increasing but high at a stagnant position.

According to the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, although the number, compared to a fortnight ago was declining, “we are still at a very high point.”

He said this at the a public engagement on the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out Plan in Accra on Friday [February 19, 2021].

“There has been a decline compared to what we had a week or two ago. The active cases are not increasing but high at a stagnant position.”

“Active cases rose to the highest point we’ve never seen before… over 8000. In the last week or two that adherence to protocol, the use of mask increased, we have seen a plateauing and now a decline. If we continue, we can see further decline.

“Today we are reporting a decline in our active cases…but as it is, we are still at a very high point. We have never reached 7000 before,” he said.

Fred Dzakpata

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