Ghana's coronavirus deaths have risen from 256 to 261, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed.
Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, made this known to the media at the Information Ministry on Thursday in Accra.
According to him, the deaths represented a case fatality of 0.6 percent.
He said as of August 18, 19, 2020, active cases stood at 1,723.
According to him, cumulatively, there were 43,260 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ghana.
He added that recoveries/discharges were about 41,276.
In total, he stated that some 431,272 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Ghana.