The government has expanded the number of COVID-19 treatment centres from 33 to 71, to ensure that all infected persons receive quality care.

It has also increased the number of treatment beds from 450 to 700. Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, announced this at a media briefing to give an update on the case management of the respiratory infection.

He said there were currently 20 treatment centres that were not being used. Besides, they were creating 12 intensive care unit beds at the Ridge Hospital, Pantang and Dodowa health facilities, to deal with for any COVID-19 surge.

Ghana, since the last update, has recorded 339 new cases of the virus infection, bringing its case count to 12,929.

At the same time, there has been 58 recoveries, raising the number of people, who have recovered from the infection to 4,468.

With this, the country’s active cases – those tested positive for the virus and receiving treatment, either at home, or isolation centres, number 8,395. Fourteen (14) infected persons are severely ill and four on ventilators. The death toll still stands at 66.

SOURCE: GNA