Ghana’s coronavirus case tally has reached 6,964 with 2,097 recoveries as of Tuesday, May, 26.
This was revealed by Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of the Ghana Health Service at a press briefing at the Information Ministry, Tuesday.
15 of these cases were described as severe but do not need ventilators since they are not in a critical condition.
These new positive cases were identified in five of the 16 regions.
According to him, Greater Accra alone contributed 72 new cases to the total figure.
The Western Region came second with 57 cases and Central reporting 13 cases.
Volta and Ashanti Regions also had 10 and 4 new cases respectively.
Dr Aboagye noted that Western region is the new Covid-19 hotspot specifically in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis as well as Tarkwa.
This is due to the fast rising case count in the area.
He added that about 800 people are in isolation across the country with the majority of them in the Greater Accra.
Meanwhile, he said test results of samples of the 230 returnees from Kuwait are yet to be made available.
The Director General of the GHS said psychologists have been commissioned to help them deal with the results in case some test positive.