Coronavirus case tally crossed the 2,000-mark in Ghana Thursday with a staggering 403 new cases within the last 48 hours.
The country’s count now stands at 2,074.
The number of recoveries from the virus has also moved up from the previous 188 to 212 with one more death to bring the fatalities in the country to 17, new figures released by the Ghana Health Service has shown.
Six people who have contracted the virus are in critical condition.
The six persons in critical condition and the 17 people who have died from the virus were detected from general surveillance.
Latest data from the Ghana Health Service show 113,497 persons have been tested in the country.
Of the current 2,074 positive cases, 709 of them were detected from routine surveillance while 1,250 were from contact tracing with 115 being those who were on mandatory quarantine.
Meanwhile, 1,839 persons are currently well and responding to treatment in various facilities and homes, health authorities said.
Accra leads positive cases
The Greater Accra Region continues to maintain the lead in the number of cases recorded since it recorded Ghana’s first two cases on March 12. It currently has 1,795 cases with the Ashanti Region following with 99 cases.
Eastern Region is following closely with 70 cases and Central Region with 21 cases with Oti and Upper East regions sharing the fifth spot with 19 cases apiece.
Volta Region has 16 cases, Northern Region 13, Upper West Region 10, Western Region 9, North East Region 2 and the Western North Region with one case.
Four more regions; Savannah, Bono, Ahafo, Bono East are yet to record any case.
Of the persons who have contracted the disease, 62 per cent are males and 38 per cent females.
Also, majority of them, constituting 88 per cent do not have any travel history suggesting they contracted the virus locally with only 12 per cent having record of international travel.