COVID-19 death toll hits 1,001 as active cases surge in Ghana

Ghana Health Service has announced that the number of COVID-19 active cases has increased to 6,905. The death toll has also increased to 1,001 as of August 23, 2021.

The health authority said a total of 117,040 cases have been confirmed in Ghana since March 2020 and out of that number, 109,134 have recovered and been discharged.

The Regional breakdown so far is as follows:

Greater Accra Region – 62,745

Ashanti Region – 19,865

Western Region – 6,705

Eastern Region – 5,738

Central Region – 4,216

Volta Region – 4,111

Bono East Region – 2,319

Bono Region – 2,034

Northern Region – 1,699

Upper East Region – 1,352

Ahafo Region – 1,022

Western North Region – 956

Oti Region – 723

Upper West Region – 530

North East Region – 236

Savannah Region – 187

Source: Ameyaw Debrah

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