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COVID-19: Ghana’s active cases now 1,064

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At least 141 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) pushing the country’s active cases to 1,064.

The death toll still stands at 1445, for over two months now, an update on the GHS COVID-19 dashboard reveals.

As at 13 June, 2022, Ghana’s total confirmed cases stand at 163,332. Currently, health officials have recorded 160, 823 recoveries.

So far, 8 persons are in severe condition whiles 1 remain critical , according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 163,332 with 160,823 recoveries.

Breakdown of regional cases:

Greater Accra Region – 92,754

Ashanti Region – 22,350

Western Region – 8,351

Eastern Region – 7,098

Volta Region – 6,028

Central Region – 5,414

Bono East Region – 2,995

Bono Region – 2,340

Northern Region – 1,863

Upper East Region – 1,745

Ahafo Region – 1,136

Western North Region – 1,117

Oti Region – 935

Upper West Region – 901

North East Region – 384

Savannah Region – 292

COVID hits 35 staff of Korle Bu Hospital

At least 35 staff of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have been infected with COVID-19, available figures at the premier hospital indicate.

Sources at the hospital say over 70% of the new infections were acquired within the hospital with 30% of the infections coming from outside the health facility.

The hospital has since advised workers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to help contain the upsurge in cases.

“As healthcare workers, learn to live safely with coronavirus (COVID-19), it is our responsibility to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to another healthcare worker or family members,” a notice to hospital staff said.

Fred Dzakpata

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