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About 722 new infections of Covid-19 recorded in the country with the deaths increasing to 457

Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 457 following the confirmation of eight more deaths by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Additionally, the country has recorded 722 new infections, raising its active cases to 6,352 from a previous 6,095 since the last update on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

The new infections are from tests conducted as at February 03, 2021.

The latest update further disclosed that 457 more people have recovered, bringing the total of clinical recoveries and discharge to 63,959.

Currently, 101 of the active cases, it said, were severe , with 32 in critical condition. These cases are being managed in treatment sites, isolation centres across the country, while some were under home management, the GHS said.

Ghana has so far recorded a total of 70,768 cases of the virus since it confirmed its first two cases in March 2020.

Currently, all sixteen regions have an active case with the Greater Accra Region remaining the hotspot for the virus, accounting for more than 50 per cent (3,443) of the active cases and with a cumulative case count of 41,602.

Ashanti Region has 958 active cases while its case count now stands at 12,770, followed by the Western Region with 620 active cases and cumulative cases of 3,844.

The Northern Region has active case count of 151 active cases and cumulative cases of 802.

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