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Coronavirus: Ghana’s death toll hits 261 as active cases drop to 1,723

Five more persons have succumbed to the coronavirus disease in Ghana, taking the death toll to 261.

The Ghana Health Service in an update on Thursday, August 20 said 166 new cases have been confirmed from the labs, increasing the overall case count to 43, 260.

The active cases have recorded steady drop from 1,875 to 1, 723 after some 41,276 recoveries were confirmed.

Regional breakdown of cases:

Greater Accra Region – 21,521

Ashanti Region – 10,695

Western Region – 2,931

Eastern Region – 2,157

Central Region – 1,836

Bono East Region – 730

Volta Region – 646

Western North Region – 598

Northern Region – 497

Ahafo Region – 490

Bono Region – 480

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 229

Upper West Region – 88

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 18

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