- 12,929 people in Ghana have been infected by COVID-19
- According to the GHS, it has tested 261,319 people so far
- The number of recoveries is 4,468 with 66 deaths
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Ghana’s COVID-19 caseload is now 12, 929, the Ghana Health Service reported on Thursday, 18 June 2020.
It follows the detection of 339 new cases.
So far, a total of 261,319 tests have been run.
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The number of recoveries is 4,468 with 66 deaths.
The active cases are 8,395.
The country’s positivity rate is 4.95 percent.
The new 339 cases were recorded in 36 districts in 8 of the 16 regions across the country.
Greater Accra Region, 154 from 17 districts.
Western Region, 58 from two districts.
Ashanti Region, 41 from five districts.
Central Region, 38 in one district.
Eastern Region, 15 in two districts.
Volta Region, 3 cases.
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Bono East Region, 9 in three districts.
Northern Region, 9 in a district
Savanna Region, 2 in a district.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a new Executive Instrument (E.I 164) in Ghana has made it compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask in public or risk a maximum 10-year jail term.
The law, which has been signed by President Akufo-Addo, came into force on June 15, 2020.
Those without face masks risk being incarcerated between four and 10 years or will pay a fine of GH¢12,000 to GH¢60,000, or both.
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