Coronavirus: 8 more die in Ghana; death toll now 223

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Medical staff wearing protective suits carry the coffin containing the body of Assunta Pastore, 87, after she passed away in her room at the Garden hotel in Laigueglia, northwest Italy, Liguria region, Sunday March 1, 2020. The woman, part of a group of elderly tourist from the Lombardia region, tested positive of the COVID-19. The hotel has been placed under quarantine as Italy continued to scramble Sunday to contain the spread of the corona virus. (AP Photo)

Eight more persons have died from COVID-19 in Ghana taking the country’s death toll to 223.

In its latest update, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) stated that 168 new cases have been confirmed increasing the national tally to 41, 572.

Active cases have also reduced significantly to 2,029 after 39, 320 patients were declared recovered and discharged.

Five persons are in critical condition with 18 others classified as severe.

Cumulative Cases per Region

(Case Count from Highest to Lowest)

Greater Accra Region – 20,749

Ashanti Region – 10,393

Western Region – 2,818

Eastern Region – 1,972

Central Region – 1,749

Bono East Region – 689

Volta Region – 626

Western North Region – 568

Ahafo Region – 463

Northern Region – 454

Bono Region – 439

Upper East Region – 282

Oti Region – 211

Upper West Region – 88

Savannah Region – 62

North East Region – 9

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