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General News of Sunday, 31 May 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Ghana's 36th coronavirus casualty is a 93-year-old man


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Details of Ghana’s 36th coronavirus fatality has been provided by the Ghana Health Service.

The victim, a 93-year-old man had a history of hypertension and an underlying condition of prostate cancer.

According to the report, he was admitted in a hospital in the Greater Accra Regional capital with complaints of difficulty with breathing as well as cough.

He was later diagnosed with COVID-19 after tests had been run and he tested positive.

The Ghana Health Service noted that his samples were taken for testing on May 26.

His death comes barely 24 hours after the country recorded another death from the fast spreading Coronavirus.

Ghana’s current case count of the disease stands at 7,881 with 2,841 recoveries.

The total number of active cases is now at 5,004.

Per the regional breakdown of confirmed cases, the Greater Accra region leads with 5,507 cases, followed by the Ashanti and the Western regions with 1,184 and 421 cases respectively.

Out of the 16 regions in Ghana, Ahafo region is yet to record a case of COVID-19.

Find below the regional breakdown.

Greater Accra Region - 5,507

Ashanti Region - 1,184

Western Region - 421

Central Region - 393

Eastern Region - 117

Volta Region - 71

Western North Region - 67

Northern Region - 37

Oti Region - 26

Upper East Region - 26

Upper West Region - 22

North East Region - 2

Savannah Region - 1

Bono Region - 1

Bono East Region - 1

Ahafo Region - 0

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