COVID-19 cases in Ghana rise to 2,074, with 212 recoveries

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana has increased to 2,074.

This means that 403 new cases have been recorded in the country.

The number of recovered persons has risen to 212.

One more person has also succumbed to the virus, according to the Ghana Health Service, pegging the death toll at 17.

The Greater Accra Region currently has the highest number of cases, followed by the Ashanti and Eastern Regions.

Regional breakdown

Count of Cases per Region

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

Greater Accra Region – 1,795
Ashanti Region – 99
Eastern Region – 70
Central Region – 21
Oti Region – 19
Upper East Region – 19
Volta Region – 16
Northern Region – 13
Upper West Region – 10
Western Region – 9
North East Region – 2
Western North Region – 1
Savannah Region – 0
Bono Region – 0
Ahafo Region – 0
Bono East Region – 0

Global situation

Coronavirus continues to spread across the world, with more than three million confirmed cases in 185 countries and some 200,000 deaths.

Figures collated by the John Hopkins University show that the US has the largest number of cases and the world’s highest death toll. It has so far confirmed one million infections with nearly 60,000 fatalities.

The UK, Spain, Italy and France which have all recorded more than 20,000 deaths, are the worst-hit European countries

The virus was initially detected in Wuhan, a city in China, in late 2019.

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