COVID-19: 70 die in Ghana; case count hits 13,203

COVID-19: 70 die in Ghana; case count hits 13,203

- Ghana’s COVID-19 case count up to 13, 203

- Four more people have also succumbed to the virus

- Death toll is now at 70

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Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll is now 70 after four more deaths were recorded on June 17, 2020, according to the Friday, June 19 update by the Ghana Health Service.

The GHS data also said 274 new cases have been recorded making the total caseload 13,203.

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The recoveries have increased to 4,548 with the total number of active cases standing at 8,585.

Regional breakdown

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

Greater Accra Region – 7,681

Ashanti Region – 2,498

Western Region – 1,053

Central Region – 782

Eastern Region – 301

Volta Region – 296

Upper East Region – 241

Oti Region – 105

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Western North Region – 82

Northern Region – 61

Savannah Region – 37

Upper West Region – 32

Bono East Region – 23

Ahafo Region – 8

North East Region – 2

Bono Region – 1

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 of 10-year jail term.

The law, which has been signed by President Akufo-Addo came into force on June 15, 2020.

Those without face mask risk being incarcerated between four and 10 years or will pay a fine of GH¢12,000 to GH¢60,000, or both.

The E.I was passed as part of measures to minimise the spread of the COVID-19.

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