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Coronavirus: Ghana crosses 20,000 confirmed cases

Ghana’s case count for the novel coronavirus has crossed the 20,000 mark.

According to the latest update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), 697 new cases have been recorded, pushing the total case count to 20,085.

The GHS indicated that the results are from samples taken from the period June 16 to July 1, 2020.

It also reported five new deaths pushing the death toll to 122.

The active cases are 5,093 with the discharges/recoveries count pegged at 14,870.

According to the GHS, 11,911 of the total number of cases were discovered after enhanced contact tracing exercises. 8,174 was through general surveillance.

Currently, 22 and 8 of the active cases are in severe and critical conditions respectively.

Regional breakdown
Greater Accra Region – 10,979

Ashanti Region – 4,244

Western Region – 1,729

Central Region – 983

Eastern Region – 798

Volta Region – 362

Upper East Region – 278

Western North Region – 154

Northern Region – 137

Bono East Region – 136

Oti Region – 112

Upper West Region – 55

Savannah Region – 46

Bono Region – 38

Ahafo Region – 26

North East Region – 8

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