A year and five months after Ghana recorded its first coronavirus related death, the number of deaths due to the disease, has crossed 1000.

In its latest update, the Ghana Health Service revealed that as of August 23, 1,001 people have died after contracting the virus.

On August 22, the Service revealed that 991 people had died from the virus. The latest update as of August 23, shows that 10 more people have passed on.

The active cases currently stand at 6,905. Out of this figure recorded, 149 cases are severe while 62 others are critical.

Ghana records 1000th Covid-19 death

The number of new cases recorded is 599 bringing the total number of cases recorded to 117,040.  Meanwhile, active cases are at 6905.

Ghana records 1000th Covid-19 death

Every region in the country as of August 23 have active cases with the Greater Accra Region is leading with 4,605 and North East Region coming last with one case.

Ghana records 1000th Covid-19 death

Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Story, Friday, the National Case Management Coordinator for Severe and Critical Covid-19 cases, Dr Christian Owoo urged Ghanaians to comply with the safety protocols. He revealed that many young people are contracting the virus.