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Coronavirus: Ghana’s death toll rises

Nine more persons have died from the Coronavirus disease, taking Ghana’s death toll to 248.

The Ghana Health Service in its Tuesday, August 18, 2020 update, said 340 new cases have taken the national case tally to 42, 993.

The active cases now stand at 1,949, leaving the recovered toll at 40, 796. Three patients are currently on ventilators while six remain critical with 16 others in a severe situation.

Regional breakdown of confirmed cases: 

Greater Accra Region – 21,369

Ashanti Region – 10,650

Western Region – 2,924

Eastern Region – 2,109

Central Region – 1,829

Bono East Region – 730

Volta Region – 646

Western North Region – 598

Ahafo Region – 490

Northern Region – 489

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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