The COVID-19 death toll in Ghana has risen to 713 following the deaths of 8 more people with the last week.
The latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS), states that 40 people are in severe condition and 17 others are in critical condition.
According to the update information, Ghana’s active cases have declined to 3,343 from a previous 3,621 despite the confirmation of 363 new cases since the last update on Thursday, March 18, 2021.
The new cases were reported from tests conducted as of March 15, 2021.
The GHS has also recorded an additional 857 recoveries, increasing its total recoveries and discharges to 84,952 from a previous 84,095 across the country.
The GHS says the active cases are being managed at treatment and isolation centres across the country, with some being put under home management.
Ghana has now recorded a total of 89,008 cases of the coronavirus infections since its first two cases in March 2020 was confirmed.
The update also mentioned that out of the total number of confirmed cases, 31,013 were from the General Surveillance, 56,712 from the Enhanced Contact Tracing, and 1,283 from international travellers disembarking at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) since it was re-opened on September 1, 2020.
But with the mass vaccination exercise currently underway, it is hoped that by the end of the year, 80% of Ghana’s population would have had the Covid-19 jabs. So far over 550,000 people have been vaccinated since the exercise begun on March 2, 2021.
Hopefully this mass vaccination exercise should also slow down the infections rate and help achieve herd immunity by the close of the year.