The confirmation of 131 new COVID-19 cases in Ghana has pushed the country’s case count to 6,617 as at Saturday, May 23, 2020.
The Ghana Health Service shared the latest figure via its website.
The latest update has seen the Ashanti Region crossing the 1,000 cases mark.
Per the update, 27 more people have recovered from the disease in the country.
89 of the new cases were detected through routine surveillance while there other 42 discoveries were as a result of the ongoing enhanced contract tracing exercise.
Where were cases recorded
The new cases were recorded in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Western, Volta and Western north regions.
The Greater Accra contributed the most number of cases 81, with specific areas such as Ga South and Korle Klottey featuring significantly.
The Ashanti region recorded 22 new cases from areas including Obuasi and Kumasi metro.
13 new cases were recorded in the Western Region with all the cases from Prestea Huni Valley.
The Central Region recorded 10 new cases since the last update about 24 hours earlier.
Western North and Volta recorded four and one new cases respectively.
So far, 13 of Ghana’s 16 regions have been affected by COVID-19.
Greater Accra Region – 4,780
Ashanti Region – 1,010
Central Region – 297
Western Region – 208
Eastern Region – 106
Western North Region – 61
Volta Region – 45
Northern Region – 34
Oti Region – 26
Upper East Region – 26
Upper West Region – 21
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1