30 in critical condition as Ghana’s Covid-19 cases rise to 17,351 – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

Thirty patients are in critical condition at various treatment centers in Ghana as the country’s Covid-19 cases rise to 17,351.

This is according to President Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation on Sunday night.

The President also said some 12,994 patients have so far recovered representing some 75% of the positive cases recorded.

Some 112 patients, the President noted, have also died after contracting the virus constituting 0.6% of the positives.

The figure also shows that the country’s death rate is one of the lowest in the world though the country has so far conducted some 294,867 tests.

Ghana recorded its first two Covid-19 cases in March compelling the country to shutdown schools and tightened border closures.

Despite the sharp rise in the cases, however, the country has relaxed its Covid-19 restrictions earlier in June to allow final year students in all private and public schools to return to school.

“Like Senior High Schools, Universities and other tertiary institutions, all Junior High Schools across the country have been fumigated and disinfected,” Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.

“Additionally, we have procured and distributed 45,000 Veronica Buckets; 90,000 gallons of liquid soap; 90,000 rolls of tissue paper; 40,000 thermometer guns; 750,000 pieces of 200mils sanitizers; and 2.2 million reusable facemasks, i.e. three per person, all with the intent of guaranteeing the safety of the students, teaching and non-teaching staff,” the President added.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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