- Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 23 463 after 641 new infections were identified
- Over 1 400 new cases have been recorded in the last two updates from the Ghana Health Service
- The new cases were recorded in 52 districts across eight regions
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Ghana has recorded 641 new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s case count to 23 463.
These new cases were registered in 52 districts in eight regions across the country, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
Over 1 400 new cases have been added to the total number of confirmed infections in Ghana since the last two updates from the GHS.
The number of discharged persons after treatment has also gone up to 18 622 with 4 717 confirmed active cases remaining.
Of the confirmed cases, 9 403 were detected through routine surveillance whilst the other 14 060 were detected from contact tracing.
So far, 322 910 tests have been conducted, with the majority conducted via contact tracing.
The Greater Accra Region accounted for 388 of the new cases which are in 16 out of 29 districts.
According to the GHS, the majority of cases in the Greater Accra Region are from Korle Klottey, La Dadekotopon, the Accra Metro, Ayawaso West, Ledzokuku, and Tema. These areas have previously been identified as COVID-19 hotspots.
The Ashanti Region had 148 new cases from 18 out of 43 districts.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Mpraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu South District is the latest school to have been hit by the COVID-19 virus.
According to a Citi Newsroom report, nine suspected cases of the virus have been recorded at the school in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
It has not yet been confirmed if the students have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as they are still awaiting the test results.
Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo, tests positive for COVID-19:
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