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
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.