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General News of Friday, 24 April 2020


Coronavirus: Oti joins affected regions with 13 cases at a go

Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded some 1,279 cases of COVID-19 so far Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded some 1,279 cases of COVID-19 so far

The Oti Region has joined some 11 regions already affected by the deadly Coronavirus.

Details as captured by the Ghana Health Service indicate that the region currently has some 13 recorded cases, all which were recorded at a go.

Greater Accra Region still leads all others with some 1,089 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Followed by the Ashanti Region with 69 cases, Eastern Region with 56, Northern Region with 13, Central Region with 9, Volta Region with 10, Upper West Region with 8, North-East Region with 2, Western North Region with 1 and Western Region with 1.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in Ghana has jumped from 1,154 to 1,279.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra – 1,089, Ashanti Region – 69, Eastern Region – 56, Northern Region – 13, Central Region – 9, Volta Region – 10, Upper West Region – 8, North-East Region – 2, Western North Region – 1 and Western Region – 1.

Only four out of the 16 regions are still COVID-19-free.

They include Savannah Region, Bono Region, Ahafo Region and Bono East Region.

Also, the number of patients who have recovered has jumped from 120 to 134.

Additionally, the death toll has increased by one from nine to 10 as of Friday, 24 April 2020.