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General News of Sunday, 24 May 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Coronavirus: Savannah joins affected regions, records first case


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Savannah has become the fourteenth region in the country to record a Coronavirus case.

This was announced by the Ghana Health Service in an update made available on its website, Sunday.

The latest update showed that 66 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ghana, bringing the country’s case count to 6,683.

Out of the 66 new cases, 18 came from Greater Accra region while 39 came from the Ashanti region. Central, Western, Volta and Northern regions have had their tallies increased by 2. Savannah Region which hitherto had no infections has recorded a case.

Meanwhile, 20 more persons have recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to 1,998. The death toll has also increased to 32 after one more person with the virus has died.

Regional breakdown of the 6,683 cases:

Greater Accra Region - 4,798

Ashanti Region - 1,049

Central Region - 299

Western Region - 210

Eastern Region - 106

Western North Region - 61

Volta Region - 47

Northern Region - 36

Oti Region - 26

Upper East Region - 26

Upper West Region - 21

North East Region - 2

Savannah Region - 1

Bono Region - 1

Ahafo Region - 0

Bono East Region - 0

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