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Coronavirus: Ghana has now confirmed more than 80,000 infections

Ghana’s total case count for the novel coronavirus has now crossed the 80,000 mark.

Th West African country has so far confirmed 80,253 coronavirus infections since the virus was first detected in the country earlier in March 2020.

Available figures on the Ghana Health Service’s website show that at least 598 new cases have been recorded as at February 18, 2021.

There are however 6,658 active cases while at least 73,018 have been declared recovered and discharged.

The data also said five more deaths have been recorded pushing the toll from an earlier 572 to 577.

So far 113 persons are in severe condition while 29 remain critical, according to the GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) currently stands at 1,203 with 1,017 recoveries.

Breakdown of regional cases:

Greater Accra Region – 46, 189

Ashanti Region – 14, 046

Western Region – 4, 742

Eastern Region – 3, 525

Central Region – 2, 783

Volta Region –1, 559

Bono East Region –1, 081

Upper East Region – 357

Northern Region – 970

Bono Region – 924

Western North Region –797

Ahafo Region – 660

Upper West Region – 357

Oti Region – 272

North East Region – 79

Savannah Region – 72

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