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General News of Friday, 19 June 2020


Ghana’s coronavirus death toll hits 70, case count now 13,203

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Four more Coronavirus patients have been confirmed dead, according to new updates released by the Ghana Health Service.

This moves the number of recorded deaths from 66 to 70 while the case count hovers around 13,203 as 274 new persons have tested positive.

Per the new updates by the GHS, the number of recovered patients has also seen an increase as 80 more infected persons have been declared free moving the numbers to 4,548 from 4468.

This means the number of active cases now stands at 8,585, a sharp rise from the previously recorded 8395.

With regards to the regional breakdown, Greater Accra Region continues to maintain its lead with Ashanti Region following next.

Another significant change is that Ahafo Region which previously had only one case now has eight.

Regional Breakdown;

Greater Accra Region - 7,681

Ashanti Region - 2,498

Western Region - 1,053

Central Region - 782

Eastern Region - 301

Volta Region - 296

Upper East Region - 241

Oti Region - 105

Western North Region - 82

Northern Region - 61

Savannah Region - 37

Upper West Region - 32

Bono East Region - 23

Ahafo Region - 8

North East Region - 2

Bono Region - 1


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