Ghana’s covid-19 cases shoot up to 881 after a significant increase of 115 new cases.
Since the emergence of covid-19 in March 2020, Ghana’s total death toll remains at 333, a relatively low death rate as compared to other countries across the globe.
According to the statistics by the Ghana Health Service, the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions continue to lead with cumulative high numbers of COVID-19 related cases; 30,061 and 11,169 respectively.
According to the Ghana Health Service report,11 persons are in severe conditions. There is one of the covid-19 patients who are in critical condition whilst receiving treatment.
For active cases, the Greater Accra tops with 522 while the International travelers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) follow with 205.
So far, Ghana has recorded a total of 54,401 recorded cases and 53,180 discharged.
During President-elect Akuffo Addo’s Christmas message to Ghanaians, he advised all Ghanaiasn to observe the covid-19 safety protocols, stating that, the wearing of the nose mask is an obligation.
According to the President, Ghanaians have stopped observing the safety protocols thus, resulting in the increasing number of active cases.
The president has assured all Ghanaians and the general public that, the government is not letting loose of its guard.
“We have adopted the strategy of testing people before they enter the country. We have made the PCR testing mandatory. We also do the antigen tests. When we get the positives, we pass them on to Noguchi to do the sequencing, they did it two months ago and did not identify any new virus strain. What they are doing now, with the advent of the new virus variant is, they are collecting the samples to see whether there are any in Ghana.”
“However, per what we have gathered so far, there is no evidence of such in the country,”
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