Ghana's confirmed coronavirus case count has astronomically risen to 5,918 since it was last recorded at 5, 715.
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The statistics also indicated that the case count has now risen to 31 from 29
This is according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on Tuesday morning [May 19, 2020.]
Number of persons who have recovered from the virus in Ghana, however, remains at 1,754.
The new cases were recorded in six regions, with the most being in the Greater Accra region.
Greater Accra Region recorded 108 new cases, Ashanti Region 63, Volta Region 7, Central Region and Oti RegionS recording 2 each and Eastern Region having one case.
The Accra Metropolitan and the Korle Klottey areas in the Greater Accra Regions are top contributors to the new cases in the region, while in the Ashanti Region, Obuasi and Kumasi Metro are have been identified as the hotspots.
According to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update, a total of 180,567 tests have so far been conducted.
In other news, details emerging from a report of autopsies conducted on some COVID-19 bodies at the Ga East District Hospital have revealed that some of the deceased did not die of the coronavirus disease but rather some other health conditions.
The revelation also showed that some of the deceased actually died of the coronavirus after it attacked their lungs and the kidney.
Leader of the COVID-19 test team in Ghana, Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, said in some of the cases, it was some other symptoms that killed the patients.
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