COVID-19: Ghana’s active cases drop to 3,343 , death toll 713

At least 363 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) pushing the country’s active cases to 3,343.

The death toll hits 713  after 8 additional fatalities were recorded across the country, an update on the GHS COVID-19 dashboard reveals.

As at 14 March  2021, Ghana’s total confirmed cases stand at 89,008 .

Health officials have recorded 84,952 recoveries. So far, 40 persons are in severe condition while 17  remain critical, according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 1,283  with 1,180   recoveries.

Breakdown of regional cases 

Greater Accra Region – 49,370

Ashanti Region – 15,177

Western Region – 5,602

Eastern Region – 4,036

Central Region – 3,190

Volta Region – 2,256

Northern Region – 1,576

Bono East Region – 1,316

Upper East Region – 1,277

Bono Region – 1,262

Western North Region – 839

Ahafo Region – 686

Upper West Region – 456

Oti Region – 376

North East Region – 194

Savannah Region – 112

Africa’s confirmed cases pass four million

Meanwhile the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,051,362 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said.

The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU), said the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 108,391, while 3,641,349 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease so far.

According to the agency, nine African countries have so far reported more than 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. South Africa is the only African country that has reported more than 500,000 confirmed cases, at 1,530,966.

The other eight African countries are Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, and Kenya.

The agency said 23 countries have reported between 10,001 cases and 100,000 cases, while 22 other AU members have reported fewer than 10,000 cases each.

According to the Africa CDC, Southern Africa is the most affected region in terms of confirmed cases, followed by the Northern Africa and Eastern Africa regions.

Central Africa is the least affected African region in terms of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Fred Dzakpata

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