Coronavirus: 854 new cases take Ghana’s total to 22,822

Coronavirus: 854 new cases take Ghana’s total to 22,822

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has increased to 22,822 following a whopping number of 854 new coronavirus cases announced on Wednesday, July 7, 2020.

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“A total of 854 new cases were reported on July 5, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 16 June to 4 July 2020 as seen in Figure 8 but reported from the lab on July 5,” the Ghana Health Service said.

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The death toll remains 129.

However, the recoveries have shot up to 17, 564, pushing the active cases to 5,129.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 12,560

Ashanti Region – 4,824

Western Region – 2,045

Central RegionUpper East Region – 278

Northern Region – 163

Western North Region – 158

Bono East Region – 142

Oti Region – 114

Bono Region – 96

Upper West Region – 58

Savannah Region – 50

Ahafo Region – 36

North East Region – 9 earlier reported that the voters' registration exercise took off with a lot of opposition and challenges from many stakeholders.

Their reason for not accepting the voters' registration exercise is due to fears of the coronavirus that has killed 129 people in Ghana so far.

The infection of over 200 health workers, including 99 medical doctors, resulted in a petition to the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to halt the ongoing mass voter registration exercise in order to prevent Ghana from suffering potentially thousands of deaths from coronavirus.

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