GHS: Over 90% of Coronavirus Deaths In Ghana Had An Underlying Health Condition

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According to the Head of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Greater Accra recorded the highest number of deaths of 68.2% and was followed by the Ashanti region with 18.2%.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that out of the 22 deaths recorded in Ghana as a result of the novel Coronavirus, 90.9% of such cases had comorbidities, meaning they had an underlying health conditions.

Only two of the deaths recorded, however, did not have comorbidities. This is according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

According to the Head of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Greater Accra recorded the highest number of deaths of 68.2% and was followed by the Ashanti region with 18.2%.

The Upper East region is third with 9.1% and the North East region 4th and last with 4.5%.

The GHS revealed that Hypertension is the highest cause of death among the Coronavirus victims, representing 72.7%.

It was followed by diabetes, fever, asthma, obesity, stroke, prostatic condition, acute kidney injury, statisticia pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.

The youngest among the COVID-19 deaths is nine years old whilst the oldest is 62 years.

More men are said to be victims of Coronavirus death as compared to women. The ratio is 2.14 to 1.00.

Ghana has so far recorded 5127 COVID-19 cases as at May 12, 2020 and 494 persons have so far recovered.

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