Akufo-Addo to address Ghanaians as COVID-19 cases cross 100k

Akufo-Addo addressing Ghanaians on Christmas eve
Akufo-Addo addressing Ghanaians on Christmas eve

Ghana’s total coronavirus cases have surged past the 100, 000 mark, boosted by 4,094 new infections during the third week of July 2021.

821 persons have died from the novel coronavirus within the same period.

Per updates on the Ghana Health Service’s website the cumulative figures show confirmed cases in the country since the outbreak in the West country in March 2020.

The website also revealed that about 26 of the current 4,094 active cases are severe while 15 people are in critical condition.

The official count of daily cases began to climb since May has been fueled by the highly contagious Indian variant predominantly recorded in the country’s capital Accra and trading hub of Kumasi.

A lax enforcement of the Covid-19 safety protocols in the country and blatant breaches of the same protocols by government officials and a cross-section of Ghanaians have exacerbated efforts to reduce the country’s infection rate.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to give an address Sunday night amid concerns the country may be readying for a third wave.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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