Ghana records 156 new infections as COVID-19 cases rise to 6,964

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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has increased from 6,808 to 6,964 after 156 new cases were recorded on Monday.

Speaking at a press briefing, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye announced the new cases were identified in 5 out of the 16 regions in the country.

Greater Accra Region still leads with a total number of 72 new cases, Western Region is second with 57 new cases, Central Region with 13 new cases, Volta Region saw an increase of 10 new cases and Ashanti Region with 4 new cases.

Also, 27 more people have recovered bringing the tally to 2,097. 15 people are still in severe condition but not on ventilators as the death toll remains 32.

According to Dr. Aboagye, the Western Region has been identified as the new hotspot for the virus.

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“The new hotspot is in the Western region which reported about 57 new cases. It is mainly the Sekondi Takoradi municipality and the metropolis and then Tarkwa. A team will be going to see how we can quickly assist the region just like we did in Obuasi. We are rolling out enhanced contact tracing to ensure containment,” he said.

Greater Accra continues to remain the epicentre with 4,908 cases, followed by the Ashanti and Western Regions with 1,066 and 334 cases respectively.

Below is the regional breakdown of the cases

  • Greater Accra Region – 4,908
  • Ashanti Region – 1,066
  • Western Region – 334
  • Central Region – 319
  • Eastern Region – 106
  • Western North Region – 62
  • Volta Region – 57
  • Northern Region – 36
  • Oti Region – 26
  • Upper East Region – 26
  • Upper West Region – 21
  • North East Region – 2
  • Savannah Region – 1
  • Bono Region – 1
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