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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020


Coronavirus: Eight patients in critical condition

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Eight COVID-19 patients are in critical condition but none of them is on a ventilator, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said.

Out of the eight, three are on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre, two are at the Ga-East Hospital, one is at Ho, with the Korle-Bu and Tetteh Quarshie Hospitals having one each.

As of Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Ghana confirmed adding 173 new COVID-19 cases making the total confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus stand at 6,269.

The increase, per the GHS update, is attributed to new cases found in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions.

The update also indicated 125 more recoveries, raising the number of recoveries to 1,898.

The number of deaths remains at 31.

The total active Coronavirus cases is now at 4,340.

The Greater Accra region still leads with 4,582 confirmed cases, followed by the Ashanti region with 921 cases.

The cases in the Western and Central regions have now increased to 170 and 285 respectively.

So far, the Savannah, Ahafo and Bono East regions have not recorded any case of the virus.

Find below the regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 4,582

Ashanti Region – 921

Central Region – 285

Western Region – 170

Eastern Region – 106

Western North Region – 57

Volta Region – 41

Northern Region – 31

Oti Region – 26

Upper East Region – 26

Upper West Region – 21

North East Region – 2

Bono Region – 1

Savannah Region – 0

Ahafo Region – 0

Bono East Region – 0