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Covid-19: Eight more deaths takes Ghana’s death toll to 256

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Eight more persons have died after contracting COVID-19 related infections in Ghana pushing the total number of fatalities to 256.

The country has recorded 110 new cases bringing the total number of active cases to 1, 875 as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

The cumulative number of cases currently stand at 43,094, according to data available on the Ghana Health Service’s website.

However, 40,963 individuals who earlier contracted the disease have recovered or been discharged.

Of the active cases, 16 and six persons are in severe and critical conditions respectively.

Three others are on ventilators.

On tests conducted, 429,773 have been done so far at a positivity rate of 10.0.

156,645 of the tests are samples from routine surveillance out of which 16, 792 have tested positive with a positive rate of 10.7.

The remaining 273,128 were samples from enhanced contact tracing with 26,302 testing COVID-19 positive at a rate of 9.6.

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