Covid-19 is not over – Ghana Health Service warns

Source The Ghana Report

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has advised the general public to continue taking personal safety measures against coronavirus.

In its latest review, the service announced that the Greater Accra Region accounts for 90% of new coronavirus cases in Ghana (GHS).

The 10%, according to the service, comes from seven other regions in the southern sector.

The GHS has recorded 62 new cases in the last two weeks, with the outbreak beginning in Accra and spreading to other parts of the country.

“It started two weeks ago, and the gradual increase started in Accra, but now it is in seven regions. They are in the southern regions, but 90% of cases are in the Greater Accra Region,” the Director of Public Health at the GHS, Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, explained.

According to him, most of the cases were recorded in workplaces, parties, conferences, and other confined places.

“COVID is not over yet. The public should not have that misconception unless the World Health Organization declares it over,” he warned.

In November 2021, the government announced a nationwide vaccination exercise for all citizens.

The Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye, subsequently announced that  12.5 million vaccines out of the 20 million targeted had been received, with 5.4 million people vaccinated.

“There were 5,469,470 AstraZeneca vaccines administered representing 45.6 per cent, Janssen Vaccine; 186,150, representing 19.4 per cent, Moderna was 719,838, constituting 10.0 per cent, Pfizer; 725,562 (24.9 per cent), and Sputnik V; 21,000 (0.2 per cent)” he said at a press conference in Accra.

As of January 2022, the government had administered 9.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with at least  6.8 million having received one dose, while 3.1 million have been fully vaccinated.

Ghana has so far recorded a total of 161,795 cases of Covid-19, with 62 new cases recorded. Active cases stand at 370, with 159,980 recoveries and 1,445 deaths.

Cumulative Cases per Region

Greater Accra Region – 91,363

Ashanti Region – 22,299

Western Region – 8,339

Eastern Region – 7,072

Volta Region – 6,027

Central Region – 5,402

Bono East Region – 2,974

Bono Region – 2,334

Northern Region – 1,863

Upper East Region – 1,740

Ahafo Region – 1,136

Western North Region – 1,117

Oti Region – 932

Upper West Region – 895

North East Region – 384

Savannah Region – 292


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