Covid-19: KIA records 2,772 positive cases in a month

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The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has recorded a total of 2,772 COVID-19 positive cases among in-bound passengers in the last month.

The cases are out of 76,267 tests conducted from December 6, 2021, to January 5, 2022.

Available data on the Ghana Health Service’s Covid-19 dashboard show that the number of Covid-19 active cases recorded in the country as of January 5 was 13,007, with 1,325 deaths.

Presently, 45 out of the total active infections are severe with 12 in critical condition.

The data indicate that the Greater Accra region has the highest number of infections (83,966) followed by the Ashanti region with 21,984 cases.

Director of Public Health at the GHS, Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that more cases are being recorded in the country due to the presence of the Omicron variant.

He urged the public to get vaccinated to help curb the spread of the virus.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Most people infected with the virus experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and are able to recover without any special treatment while some require medical attention.

Signs and symptoms of Covid-19 include; fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell and sore throat.

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The populace has been advised to protect themselves from the virus by observing the safety protocols such as the wearing of a nose mask, observing social distancing, washing hands with soap under running water, observing social distancing, and avoiding handshakes.

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