COVID-19: 9,342,953 vaccinated in Ghana, death toll now 1,347

Four more person have died of COVID-19 taking Ghana’s death toll to 1,319, the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said.

The country’s active cases have also reached 8,103 after 417 new coronavirus cases were confirmed at the laboratories.

As at 11 January , 2022, the GHS reports that the country’s total confirmed cases increased to 153,931, out of which 144, 481 have recovered.

So far, 44 cases have been classified as severe while 12 remain critical, according to GHS.

Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 6,430 with 5,168 recoveries so far.

So far 9,342,953 persons have been vaccinated across the country as at 17 January 2022, the Ghana Health Service said.

Breakdown of regional cases

Greater Accra Region – 85,696

Ashanti Region – 22,226

Western Region – 8,148

Eastern Region – 6,916

Volta Region – 5,869

Central Region – 5,382

Bono East Region – 2,883

Bono Region – 2,270

Northern Region – 1,826

Upper East Region – 1,691

Ahafo Region – 1,132

Western North Region – 1,094

Oti Region – 914

Upper West Region – 805

North East Region – 358

Savannah Region – 291

88 Omicron deaths recorded in two months
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has recorded 88 COVID-19 Omicron deaths between December 2021 and 13 January 2022, despite the decline in positive cases.

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the director general of the GHS, disclosing this in a media engagement, said in December 2021, a total of 64 deaths were recorded with the remaining 24 recorded as of 13 January 2022.

He said apart from the Omicron variant, Delta and Alpha variant cases were also being recorded.

Kuma-Aboagye said the country was in the fourth wave of the pandemic and was hopeful that the decline in active cases would be a signal to gradually end the fourth.

Data on the GHS COVID-19 update website indicate that the number of active cases has reduced from 13,025 to 10,889 as of 8 January 2022.

The update indicates that a total of 152,729 cases have been confirmed with 1, 336 deaths and seven in critical condition.

Kuma-Aboagye said, “This is the steepest wave” the country had experienced, recording over 1, 000 cases in a day.

He urged the citizenry to go for the jabs to stem the spread of the disease and adhere to the safety protocols.

As of 10 January, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has administered a total of 9, 004, 025 COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye said science and data showed that the vaccines had been helpful, saying, “so we will continue to engage and educate to ensure more people vaccinate.”


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