CoronaVirus: 616 new cases take Ghana’s active cases to 3, 813

At least 616 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed taking Ghana’s active cases to 3, 813, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is reporting.

Total number of confirmed cases since March 2020 now stands at 62, 751.

Five more individuals have passed on increasing the death toll to 377 since the last update, reports the official GHS website.

Officially, 58, 561 recoveries have been recorded.

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Regional cases

Greater Accra Region -36,205

Ashanti Region -11,827

Western Region -3,380

Eastern Region -2, 735

Central Region- 2,228

Volta Region- 886

Bono East Region-802

Western North Region-695

Bono Region -654

Northern Region -635

Upper East Region-577

Ahafo Region-539

Oti Region- 246

Upper West Region-171

Savannah Region -63

North East Region -25

Alarming death rate

Titus Beyuo, deputy general secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has described the rate at which people who are being reinfected with COVID-19 are dying as “alarming”.

Speaking to Nana Yaa Mensah on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday, Dr Beyuo said the situation is “getting out of hand”.

“As you can see the mortality is also going up, if you check on their [the Ghana Health Service] website, at the very last time we were like 350 around 15 January [but] now we have about 367,” Dr Beyuo said.

“It’s not a very good situation, let me put it that way. And it is a caution to us that the situation, as mentioned by the president, is getting out of hand and we all must play our part.”

He added: “If you are having the disease, even if we are getting 1,000 cases a day and they are all mild cases of asymptomatic [disease] from the community, it is bad, but it is not as bad as about 600 people coming in daily. But what we can obviously see is that the number of deaths is going up, which is worrying.

“And another worrying trend is that we are getting some reinfections, with this huge number of being infected and being treated and being discharged, we are getting people who were well treated and discharged, and all of a sudden, they come back and they die.”

Dr Beyuo said so far over 350 doctors have been infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the viral disease in the country in March 2020 with some losing their lives.

Source: Fred Dzakpata || Asaase Radio

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