COVID-19: Ghana’s case count is 25,252

- The GHS says 264 new Coronavirus cases have been reported

- This has sent the national load to 25 252

- Meanwhile, the death toll remains at 139

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed 264 new COVID-19 cases in the country on Tuesday, 14 July, taking the national tally to 25 252.

The death toll remains at 139 and the total number of recoveries has jumped to 21 391.

“A total of 264 new cases were reported on July 14, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 21 June to 9 July 2020,” the GHS said on its website.

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Four patients are currently on ventilators, eight are in critical condition, and 25 others remain in a severe situation.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 13 690

Ashanti Region – 5 259

Western Region – 2 140

Central Region – 1 110

Eastern Region – 948

Volta Region – 418

Upper East Region – 282

Northern Region – 267

Bono East Region – 205

Western North Region – 200

Oti Region – 128

Bono Region – 107

Ahafo Region – 98

Upper West Region – 70

Savannah Region – 57

North East Region – 9

YEN.com.gh also reported that 55 out of 314 test samples taken from students and teachers at Accra Girls’ Senior High School have returned positive for COVID-19.

This was revealed in a joint statement released by education and health authorities.

Accra Girls’ Senior High School is among the list of schools that have recorded cases of the virus two weeks after the government reopened schools for final year students after spending almost three months at home following the outbreak of the virus.

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Meanwhile, some parents and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have asked the government to close schools and allow the students go home.

According to them, the risks and spikes in COVID-19 numbers cannot be contained by the country's health facilities. The lives of medical personnel are already in danger.

More than 779 doctors and other health officers are reported to have contracted the disease with nine deaths amongst them.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the police in the Central Region of Ghana have arrested an aspiring parliamentary candidate for flouting the COVID-19 protocols by organising a rally.

The politician, who wants to become a member of parliament for Assin South constituency in the Central Region, is called Joseph Kofi Damte.

He was arrested after failing to give the police notice of his intention to hold a political campaign as the law stipulates.

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