The Central Region has for three consecutive years recorded a decline in death registration, the Regional Office of the Births and Deaths Registry has said.
The Registry, registered a total of 4,108 deaths of the projected 26,445 in 2016 representing 15.5 per cent as against 4,538 in 2015 and 4,991 in 2014 respectively.
It also registered 48,124 infant births of the projected 78,488 representing 58 per cent in 2016 compared to 45,734 in 2015, which showed an increase of 2,390.
Ms Hannah Eshun, Regional Registration Officer of the Births and Deaths Registry gave the statistics in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Cape Coast on Monday.
She stated that of the 4,108 deaths registered last year, 2,187 were males and 1,921 were females with a chunk of the figure being above 60 years.
She said 33 infant mortalities were also recorded last year as against the 36 registered in 2015.
The highest deaths of 585 were registered in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District followed by Mfantseman, 482 with Assin South Municipal recording the lowest of 51 deaths.
On births, Ms Eshun gave the breakdown as 24,610 males and 23,514 females with majority of them delivered by mothers aged between 25 and 35 years.
The Cape Coast Metropolis had the highest number of 3,825 registration followed by the Mfantseman Municipality while Upper Denkyira West recorded the lowest births registration of 1,633.