Ghana’s Covid-19 death toll on Thursday inched closer to half a thousand following the confirmation of 12 new fatalities by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
This new death pushed the country’s death toll to 494, from a previous 482 announced on Monday, February 9, 2021.
Additionally, the country has recorded 554 new infections from seven regions, raising its active cases to 6,948 from a previous 6,938, since the last update.
The new infections are from tests conducted as of February 07, 2021.
They are from the Greater Accra, Western, Eastern, Ashanti, Central, Upper West and Ahafo regions.
The latest update also disclosed that 532 more people have recovered, bringing the total of clinical recoveries and discharge to 66,115.
Currently, 113 of the active cases, it said, were in severe conditions, with 29 in critical condition. These cases are being managed in treatment sites, isolation centers across the country, while some were under home management, the GHS said.
Ghana has so far recorded a total of 73,557 cases of the virus since it confirmed its first two cases in March 2020.
Out of the total confirmed cases, 27,119 were from the General Surveillance; 45,275 cases from the Enhanced Contact Tracing, while 1,163 have been recorded from international travellers disembarking at the Kotoka International Airport since it was reopened on September 1, 2020, the update stated.
The positivity rate is 9.0 percent.
Currently, all sixteen regions have an active case.