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COVID-19: Ghana records 319 new cases

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Ghana has recorded some 319 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye made this known on Tuesday, June 30.

He said the cases were recorded in 41 districts.

About 217 of the new cases were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

“As of 30th of June 2020 but this represents 29 June, 2020 data. As of yesterday, we have recorded a total of 17,741 out of about 297,591 persons tested with a test positivity rate of 5.96 percent. The total recoveries out of this number stand at 13,268 and we have recorded a total death of 112. This brings out death rate to 0.63 percent far lower than even the African average of about 2 percent.”

“This leaves our active cases at 4,361 and these are people being managed at our treatment sites, isolation centres and some under home management based on your situation. As of this morning, we have about 24 cases who are in severe conditions across the centres at UGMC, Ga East, and all the places where we have critical care being managed. We have people on ventilators,” he said.

Globally, he said, as of June 29, the WHO had recorded over 10 million cases and about 500 000 deaths.

He said global deaths were 5 percent positive rate.

In Africa, he noted that there were about 288,347 positive cases as of June 29, 2020, with 5,879 deaths which constituted 2.08 percent of positive rate.

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