Ghana’s Covid-19 cases now stand at 636 after 70 new cases were confirmed by health officials, Tuesday.

The number of regions affected are still 10, with six regions yet to record a case

A total of 44,421 persons have been tested for the disease, the Ghana Health Service said in an update.

Greater Accra Region also remains the epicentre for the pandemic with the number of cases in the region now at 509.

The Ashanti and Eastern Region follow with 53 and 41 Covid-19 cases respectively.

The Northern region still has 10 cases while Volta region stands at nine cases of the novel coronavirus.

Upper West Region has recorded seven and neighbouring Upper East region has four cases.

Western and Central Regions have recorded a case each.

Meanwhile, major parts of the Greater Accra region and the Ashanti region remain under lockdown.

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The otherwise busy N1 road deserted amid the lockdown

In a bid to further slow the spread of the virus, calls for a nationwide lockdown are gathering momentum.

The government says it is considering all options available to fight the pandemic.

Global cases meanwhile, near two million with more than 120,000 dead. Less than half a million have recovered as of Tuesday noon.