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Covid-19: Ghana’s death toll now 1,255

Four more lives have been lost to the deadly coronavirus disease.

According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), these casualties bring the country’s death toll to 1,255. As of December 10, the number of deaths recorded stood at 1,251.

In its latest update, the Service revealed that as of December 12, a total of 973 active cases have been recorded.

Its website further disclosed that about 71 new cases have also been recorded. These new cases were recorded in the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions as well as the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Meanwhile, some 18 individuals who have fallen prey to the virus are in severe condition.

Main breakdown

So far, Ghana has confirmed a total of 2,042,778 Covid-19 cases since the emergence of the virus in March last year.

Out of the figure, 131,911 who contracted the virus have recovered and have been discharged from the various health institutions.

The Ghana Health Service has bemoaned the low adherence to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its concern comes at a time when the country has recorded some 40 cases of the new Omicron variant at the port.

It has therefore enhanced its efforts to vaccinate the public. Personnel from the GHS are vaccinating Ghanaians in schools, homes, lorry stations.

According to Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, there have been no records of adverse side effects of the use of vaccines in the country.


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