COVID-19: Drop in Ghana’s active cases as death toll hits 647

A man covers his face with his t-shirt as he waits to receive goods from volunteers during food and water distribution to the underprivileged and homeless, as Ghana enforces a partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Accra, Ghana. April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko

At least 10 more persons have died of COVID-19 in Ghana pushing the death toll to 647, the Ghana Health Service reports.

Despite the increasing death rate, active cases in the West African country have witnessed steady drop which is now standing at 4,866 after 373 new cases were confirmed.

This has also reflected in the number of recoveries which shot up to 80,952.

At the Kotoka International Airport, out of the 175, 894 tests done since September 2020, 1,250 came out positive of which 1,122 have recovered.

At least 66 persons have their cases classified as severe while 24 remain critical with none on a ventilator.

Regional breakdown of cases:

Greater Accra Region – 48,282

Ashanti Region – 14,954

Western Region – 5,478

Eastern Region – 3,872

Central Region – 3,030

Volta Region – 2,091

Northern Region – 1,458

Bono East Region – 1,237

Upper East Region – 1,232

Bono Region – 1,102

Western North Region – 808

Ahafo Region – 666

Upper West Region – 444

Oti Region – 308

North East Region – 156

Savannah Region – 97

Source: Daily Mail GH

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