Ghana records over 10,000 Coronavirus disease cases; figures expected to rise as schools resume

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There have been over 500 cases recorded in the West African country within the last 48 hours as citizens are further cautioned to observe all protocols

Ghana Health Service has confirmed 291 new cases of Coronavirus disease in the country on Tuesday evening, bringing the total count to 10,201 cases.

However, a total number of 110 persons who initially tested positive for the virus have recovered pushing the recoveries count to 3,755 while 48 people have suffered deaths as a result.

According to the leadership of Ghana Health Service , there are 6,398 active cases of which about ten people are in critical condition while 14 people are having severe symptom.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the new cases were recorded in nine out the sixteen regions in Ghana with Ahafo region becoming the new and last region to record its first case after the outbreak early this year.

The GHS explained, “the Greater Accra Region recorded 85 of the new cases, Ashanti Region recorded 65, Volta Region recorded 56, the Central Region recorded 50, Oti Region recorded ten (10), Western Region and Eastern Region recorded nine (9)each, Bono East Region also recorded six (6) and the Ahafo Region also recording its first case.”

This implies that, all the 16 regions in Ghana have at least recorded a case of the novel Coronavirus.

The Greater Accra Region still leads the COVID-19 chart with 6,521 cases, followed by the Ashanti and Western Regions with 1,799 and 778 cases respectively.

According to reports, the figures are expected to shoot up early next month as schools are scheduled to partially resume from June 15 since students will travel from all corners of the country to their destinations in order to prepare for their various examinations.

Find below the regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 6,521
Ashanti Region – 1,799

Western Region – 778

Central Region – 539

Eastern Region – 175

Volta Region – 158

Western North Region – 74
Upper East Region – 42

Oti Region – 38

Northern Region – 37

Upper West Region – 22

Bono East Region – 13

North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1

Bono Region – 1

Ahafo Region – 1

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