President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that Ghana now has 33 critical cases of Covid-19 in its treatment facilities.
Addressing the nation in his 22nd Covid-19 update, the president lamented that “The number of patients requiring hospitalisation and intensive care is rising. The number of severe cases which stood at 18 a week ago has increased sharply to 120. Two weeks ago, there was no critical case, now we have 33 in our treatement facilities.”
“Again, according to statistics from the Ghana Health Service, the considerable number of persons who are severely ill are, surprisingly, relatively youthful persons, with no previous underlying health conditions.”
He Further revealed that “Particularly worrying is the fact that the Ghana Health Service is recording, on the average, 200 new cases of Covid infections daily.”
The president was also concerned that at this current rate, “Where-by 13 out of the 16 regions have recorded active cases, our healthcare infrastructure will be overwhelmed if the situation continues. It will severely undermine the efforts government is making to revitalize the economy and put our nation back onto the path of progress and prosperity, following the ravages of the pandemic.”
Ghana’s number of confirmed deaths has increased from 338 persons to 352 with a nationwide case count pegged at 1,924 currently.