Rising COVID-19 cases not alarming - GHS Director-General

Rising COVID-19 cases not alarming - GHS Director-General

- The Ghana Health Service has said the contagion is rising in the country but not at an alarming rate

- Over 55,000 cases of the fatal virus were recorded so far since the first case was identified

- Ghana has now at least 1,330 active cases

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Ghana’s coronavirus cases are on the rise but not alarming, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has said.

The country has at least 1,330 active cases of the contagion with 191 new additions as of the time of filing this report.

Covid-19 rising but not alarming - GHS
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“We have an increasing number but it’s not an alarming figure,” Kuma-Aboagye was quoted as saying by a Starrfm.com.gh report on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

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He expressed optimism that the service will be able to contain the situation as it is now.

To achieve that, the Director-General entreated Ghanaians to abide by the protective measures instituted by the government against COVID-19 to help control the infection rate.

“People are not adhering to the protocols but we are pleading with them to wear their masks (which is very important),” he pleaded.

Ghana has so far recorded 55, 461 cases of the fatal virus with 54, 164 recoveries.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) reiterated the safety and efficiency of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved.

In a report filed by Pulse.com.gh, the president of the GMA, Dr. Frank Ankobea, said it is important to do an intensive public education on the importance of the vaccine.

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Dr. Ankobea said even though people are skeptical about the vaccines, the scientists know that the vaccines are safe and that is probably what will help in the long term.

He added that the government and the appropriate quarters should not wait for the vaccines to come in before public education is started.

Dr. Ankobea said we will only achieve head immunity when we vaccinate at least 70% of our adult population.

In December, President Akufo-Addo announced during his last COVID-19 national address that Ghana will access the approved vaccines when they are available.

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