Ghana’s Covid-19 deaths Tuesday surged to 698 following the confirmation of seven more deaths by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

The latest update from the country’s health management body also confirmed that 48 other people were in severe condition with 18 more in critical condition.

It added that an additional 243 new cases of infections had been recorded out of which 28 were active, pushing the country’s active cases to 3,701 from a previous 3,673 as of Monday, March 15.

These cases, the GHS said, were being managed at treatment sites and isolation centres across the country, while some were under home management.

The new infections were from tests conducted as of March 12, 2021. So far, a total of 83,829 people had recovered and discharged.