The novel coronavirus has claimed five more souls in Ghana, taking the death toll to 153, figures from the Ghana Health Service reveal.

Also 763 new cases have been recorded taking the national caseload to 28, 430.

“A total of 763 new cases were reported on July 17, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 7 June to 16 July 2020…but reported from the lab on July 17,” the GHS said in its latest update.

Meanwhile, the recoveries/discharge chart has shot up to 24, 901 with 3,376 active cases.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 15,328

Ashanti Region – 6,151

Western Region – 2,310

Central Region – 1,155

Eastern Region – 1,087

Volta Region – 511

Bono Region – 421

Bono East Region – 294

Upper East Region – 282

Northern Region – 271

Western North Region – 216

Oti Region – 147

Ahafo Region – 116

Upper West Region – 75

Savannah Region – 57

North East Region – 9

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