Ghana’s Covid-19 deaths have risen to 713 after eight more people were reported dead by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The latest update from the GHS further indicated that 40 people are in severe condition with 17 others in critical condition.
In the last two months, Ghana has experienced an unprecedented spike in the number of COVID-19 deaths and infections. The death toll rose from some 400 in January to the current levels. Infections also rose from about 45,000 to the current tally of 84,000.
Meanwhile, the country’s active cases have dropped slightly to 3,343 from a previous 3,621.
Some 857 new recoveries have been recorded, pushing total recoveries to 84,095 from 84,952.
The Greater Accra Region still remains the hotspot, accounting for almost 50 percent (1,663) of active cases, with a cumulative case count of 49,370. The Ashanti Region comes next with 293 active cases with a case count of 15,177,
So far, a total of 405,000 people have been vaccinated against the virus as of Thursday, March 18, 2021, as the government plans to vaccinate about 20 million of the population.