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Regional News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Source: otecfmghana.com

Coronavirus: Cases in Obuasi hit 587; Ashanti Region districts breakdown

The coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been recorded in 25 districts of the Ashanti Region as Obuasi Municipal and Obuasi East district Assemblies are leading the tally with 587 confirmed cases, according to the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate.

As at Wednesday, May 20, 2020, confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths in the region had reached 888 with seven deaths.

Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang at a press briefing, explained that the virus was not in any way going to leave, and so it was prudent for the public to adhere to the social distancing protocols.

“We should never think the disease will leave, it will not leave the world, so there is the need to live a lifestyle to improve on our health, autoimmune system to be strong,” he said.

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 6,096, following the confirmation of 178 new cases.

This was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in its latest update on Tuesday night [May 19, 2020].

The latest figures by the Service also indicates 1,773 recoveries from the virus, representing an increase of 19 from the last update. The number of deaths remains at 31 as of May 19, 2020.

The update indicated that there had been an increase in the number of cases in four regions – Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central and Western Regions.

The Greater Accra Region still has the highest number of confirmed cases, followed by the Ashanti, Central and Western Regions.



Find below the District Breakdown

Ashanti region cases by districts: total - 888

1. Obuasi municipal 381- one death

2. Obuasi east - 206

3. Kumasi Metro - 71- three deaths

4. Oforikrom – 43 - one death

5. Atwima Kwanwoma - 30

6. Kwabre East- 24

7. Asokwa -20

8. Kwadaso - 15

9. Tafo - 15- one death

10. Atwima Nwabeagya South-15

11. Asokore Mampong- 11

12. Ejisu-8

13. Afigya Kwabere south-8

14. Atwima Nwabeagya north- 7

15. Suame -7

16. Bekwai -7

17. Bosomtwe-5

18 -Sekyere South -4

19. Adansi South-3

20. Sekyere East -1

21. Sekyere Afram plains- 1

22. Asante Akyem South-1

23. Amnsie Central -1- one death

24. Adansi North - 1

25. Amansie West 1



Regional Breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 4,536

Ashanti Region – 888

Central Region – 256

Western Region – 111

Eastern Region – 100

Western North Region – 57

Volta Region – 41

Northern Region – 31

Oti Region – 26

Upper East Region – 26

Savannah Region – 0

Ahafo Region – 0

Bono East Region – 0

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