Ghana’s COVID-19 cases soar to 636

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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases climb to 636 with 70 new cases confirmed on Tuesday, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said.

Among all the confirmed cases in the country, 70 percent of which have no travel history, said GHS, adding that 44,421 people have been tested so far.

GHS attributes a sharp increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to the country’s rigorous measures including intensive contact tracing and testing.

The West African country has recorded eight COVID-19-related deaths and discharged 17 patients.

Based on the data presented, there are currently 59% males and 41% females infected with the virus.

Meanwhile, of the 636 confirmed cases, 30% are people with travel history while 70% are persons with no history of travel.
Regional breakdown

Greater Accra – 509
Ashanti – 53
Eastern – 41
Northern – 10
Volta – 9
Upper West – 7
Upper East – 4
North East – 1
Western – 1
Central – 1

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