COVID-19: 42 new cases, 5 more deaths recorded in Ghana

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Five more persons have died from COVID-19 in Ghana bringing the country’s total death toll to 766.

Per the latest update from the Ghana Health Service, 42 new cases have also been recorded, pushing to 1,379, the country’s total active COVID-19 case count as of April 12, 2021.

Out of the figure, 26 persons are in the severe case category with 8 persons in critical condition.

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Since the outbreak of the virus in Ghana in March 2020, a total of 91,545 cases have been recorded, with 89,400 recoveries.

The Government of Ghana, on March 2, 2021, began vaccinating its citizens.

So far over 800,000 persons have received the first jab of the vaccine.

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Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Service, who announced this in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, said nearly all health workers, both public and private, had been vaccinated.

Dr. Kuma-Aboagye paid glowing tribute to the thousands of health workers for the relentless efforts and strong support they have provided over the past year.

“As a Service, we have demonstrated our resilience in delivering primary and secondary care services to the entire population of Ghana and this has attracted positive national and global attention,” he said.

He, however, reminded Ghanaians that the country was still in unprecedented times and could not revert to doing things the old way.

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