Ghana's COVID-19 Case Count Now 17,351

President Akufo-Addo has announced that Ghana's COVID-19 case count has exceeded 17,000.

Updates given by the Ghana Health Service on Sunday indicated that Ghana's case count was 16,742 with 12,720 recoveries. 

However, speaking in his 13th address, the President announced that per updates on Saturday, the case count stood at 17, 351, 30 critically ill.

"As at Saturday, 27th June, 2020, our country has recorded seventeen thousand, three hundred and fifty-one (17,351) confirmed cases, with twelve thousand, nine hundred and ninety-four (12,994) recoveries, representing some seventy five percent (75%) of positives.

This means that, currently, we have four thousand, two hundred and forty-five (4,245) active cases, having conducted two hundred and ninety-four thousand, eight hundred and sixty-seven (294,867) tests, one of the highest on the continent. Thirty (30) persons are severely and critically ill, and we have a total of one hundred and twelve (112) sad deaths, constituting 0.6% of positives, as we maintain one of the lowest death rates in the world" he said.

Meanwhile, the president has urged all who experience the coronavirus symptoms to seek medical attention.

"There should be no fear of stigmatisation or embarrassment with being diagnosed with COVID-19. So, please, when you begin to experience symptoms such as fever, persistent cough, bodily pains, loss of taste and smell, and difficulty in breathing, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest health facility".