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One more person has succumbed to the Coronavirus, increasing the total number of COVID-19 casualties in Ghana to 35.

An additional 152 new cases have been recorded raising the total number of confirmed cases of the virus to 7,768 from 7,616 since the last update by the Ghana Health Service.

This was revealed by the Director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie on TV3’s The Key Points Show on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

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According to Dr. Badu Sarkodie, the latest casualty is a 70-year-old woman, who had an underlying heart condition.

“She had hypertension earlier, she was re-assessed and there were few signs and symptoms of perspiration and based on that consideration, she was made to test for COVID-19. And after her death, few days later the result came out positive,” the GHS Director of Public Health revealed.

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He further announced that aside the increase in death and confirmed cases, there has been a surge in the number of COVID-19 patients in critical conditions.

Despite 20 patients being in critical condition, he mentioned that recoveries have surged to 2,540.

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is expected to announce the measures taken by the government to ease the restrictions on social gathering on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

 

 

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