Covid-19: Ghana’s cases rise to 17,351 with 12,994 recoveries

According to President Akufo Addo, Ghana’s total confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus has risen to 17,351.

In a national address on Sunday night, which is his 13th televised address to the nation, President Akuffo-Addo said Thirty Coronavirus patients are in critical condition at various treatment centers in Ghana.

12,994 patients, according to him, have as of now recovered representing some 75% of the positive Coronavirus cases recorded.

He said 112 patients have also died after contracting the Coronavirus constituting 0.6% of the positives.

There are 4,245 active cases currently in Ghana after having conducted 294,867 tests, one of the highest in Africa.

President Akufo Addo also said most patients, who are critically ill and need intensive care, do, indeed, survive the virus, if they seek medical help promptly.

“For example, out of fifty-three (53) patients admitted into intensive care units (ICU) at the Ga East Municipal Hospital and the University of Ghana Medical Centre, since the pandemic struck, forty-four (44), i.e. eighty-three percent (83%), have fully recovered, and have been discharged.”

He said: “The Ghana Health Service has observed that most of the patients that have been lost to the virus died either on arrival at the hospital, or within forty-eight (48) hours after arrival. Unfortunately, we still have some persons in the country who are not taking the dangers associated with this disease seriously, and, therefore, do not seek medical help as soon as they have symptoms that suggest an infection of the virus.”

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