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So far, 968 people have died of the virus in Ghana since mid-March 2020

Some 627 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service as of 18 August 2021.

After falling consistently for a few days, the active COVID-19 cases have assumed an upward trend again.

Currently, the cases under management stand at 6,647.

Of that number, 54 are critical and 139 severe.

The death toll has shot up to 968.

Since mid-March 2020, 106,969 patients out of a total of 114,584, have recovered.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 61,436

Ashanti Region – 19,745

Western Region – 6,533

Eastern Region – 5,527

Central Region – 4,216

Volta Region – 3,781

Bono East Region – 2,201

Bono Region – 1,992

Northern Region – 1,693

Upper East Region – 1,339

Ahafo Region – 1,001

Western North Region – 947

Oti Region – 687

Upper West Region – 523

North East Region – 236

Savanna Region – 164