Ghana’s Covid-19 cases shoot up to 13,025 after Christmas festivities

ghanas covid 19 cases shoot up to 13025 after christmas festivities
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The country’s active Covid-19 cases have increased to 13,025, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said.

In its latest update, the Service said as of December 31, 2021, a total of 1,084 new cases were recorded, while three people succumbed to the virus.

Per the Services’ data, there have been 22 severe cases, with 4 in critical conditions.

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases shoot up to 13,025 after Christmas festivities

GHS added that 132,869 people have recovered and have been discharged.

The new cases bring the country’s cumulative case count to 147,203, with 1,309 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March 2020.

The Greater Accra Region leads the chart with new infections, followed closely by Ashanti Region.

Already, health experts have declared that the country is officially experiencing the fourth wave.

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases shoot up to 13,025 after Christmas festivities

The Director of Public Health at the Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, also warned that the situation will worsen due to the disregard of the Covid-19 protocols during the Christmas festivities.

Cumulative cases per Region are as follows;

Greater Accra Region – 81,932

Ashanti Region – 21,692

Western Region – 7,879

Eastern Region – 6,710

Volta Region – 5,621

Central Region – 5,257

Bono East Region – 2,726

Bono Region – 2,157

Northern Region – 1,787

Upper East Region – 1,595

Ahafo Region – 1,108

Western North Region – 1,049

Oti Region – 865

Upper West Region – 747

North East Region – 283

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Savannah Region – 263

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