COVID-19: 3, critically ill, 1 on ventilator

Three (3) persons are critically ill as a result of the coronavirus for which one is on a ventilator, President Akufo-Addo has disclosed.

Thirteen (13) persons are severely ill and five thousand and eighty-seven are responding to treatment at home, isolation centres and hospitals.

As at Sunday, 31st May, Ghana has conducted two hundred and eighteen thousand, four hundred and twenty-five (218,425) tests.

Out of this figure, the number of positive cases stands at eight thousand and seventy (8,070).

Two thousand, nine hundred and forty-seven (2,947) persons have recovered; thirty-six (36) have died.

The president in his tenth address disclosed that”o ur ability to trace, test, and treat persons with the virus has improved considerably; we now have a large army of efficient contact tracers; we have expanded the number of testing facilities from two (2) to ten (10) across the country; and we have increased appreciably the number of quarantine, isolation and treatment centres.

We have lessened our dependence on foreign imports, and scaled up significantly domestic production and distribution of personal protective equipment to our healthcare workers, evidenced in the provision of four million, four hundred and forty thousand, six hundred and ninety (4,440,690) gloves; three million, five hundred and twenty four thousand, two hundred and five (3,524,205) nose masks; sixty two thousand, one hundred and ninety-four (62,194) goggles; one hundred and nine thousand, eight hundred and twenty-nine (109,829) litres of sanitizers; eighty five thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five (85,995) head covers; eighty two thousand, six hundred and fifty-five (82,655) gowns; fifty three thousand, five hundred and seventeen (53,517) medical scrubs; and forty three thousand, six hundred and thirty-three (43,633) N-95 face masks,” he added.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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