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COVID-19: Ghana’s case count rises to 6,617 as Ashanti Region crosses 1,000 mark


The confirmation of 131 new COVID-19 cases in Ghana has pushed the country’s case count to 6,617 as at Saturday, May 23, 2020.

The Ghana Health Service shared the latest figure via its website. The latest update has seen the Ashanti Region crossing the 1,000 cases mark.

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Per the update, 27 more people have recovered from the disease in the country.

89 of the new cases were detected through routine surveillance while there other 42 discoveries were as a result of the ongoing enhanced contract tracing exercise.

Where were cases recorded

The new cases were recorded in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Western, Volta and Western north regions.

The Greater Accra contributed the most number of cases 81, with specific areas such as Ga South and Korle Klottey featuring significantly.

The Ashanti region recorded 22 new cases from areas including Obuasi and Kumasi metro.

13 new cases were recorded in the Western Region with all the cases from Prestea Huni Valley.

The Central Region recorded 10 new cases since the last update about 24 hours earlier.

Western North and Volta recorded four and one new cases respectively.

Regional breakdown

So far, 13 of Ghana’s 16 regions have been affected by COVID-19.

Greater Accra Region – 4,780

Ashanti Region – 1,010

Central Region – 297

Western Region – 208

Eastern Region – 106

Western North Region – 61

Volta Region – 45

Northern Region – 34

Oti Region – 26

Upper East Region – 26

Upper West Region – 21

North East Region – 2

Bono Region – 1

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