Ghana has now recorded 16 deaths from COVID-19.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye earlier at a press briefing said they had received reports of 5 new deaths but were yet to validate the reports.
That has now been done as the Ghana Health Service COVID-19 website has updated the number of deaths.
At the same press briefing he also announced that Ghana’s case total has risen to 1,671 with 188 recoveries.
“Ghana currently has 1,671 cases confirmed as at this morning. Out of this 568 has come from general surveillance which those who fall ill and approached the hospital and were tested. 105 still remains part of the earlier quarantined in Tamale and those we have from the enhanced tracing that’s the group that we actually went out to look for, we found a 1,113 bringing our total to 1,671. Currently, about 1,461 are well or no symptoms and are responding very well to treatment. We have about six who are moderate to critically ill, two (2) at UGMC, three (3) in Ga East, and one (1) in Korle-bu as we speak today all the other part of the country we do not have any other critical cases. For recoveries, we have recovered about 188 all these people have recovered and we are waiting on more for the second test to be discharged,” the Director-General of GHS said.