ABUJA, Nigeria

The number of coronavirus cases reached 29,672 in Ghana, health authorities said Wednesday.   

The West African country reported 683 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Ghana Health Service.  

More than 357,220 COVID-19 tests have been conducted. 

A total of 153 people have died from the virus, while 26,090 patients have recovered. 

No deaths have been reported for the past two days. 

Since originating in China last December, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 620,000 lives in 188 countries and regions. 

More than 15 million cases have been reported worldwide, while an excess of 8.5 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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