- COVID-19 has killed seven more people in Ghana
- The country’s death toll is now 464
- These new figures are statistics from the last update on Monday, February 8, 2021
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COVID-19 has killed seven more people in Ghana, bringing the country’s death toll to 464.
A total of 765 new COVID-19 cases were also recorded, shooting up the active cases from 6,352 to 6411.
These new figures are statistics from the last update on Monday, February 8, 2021 according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) website.
The new infections are from tests conducted as of February 04, 2021.
Meanwhile, the latest update indicated that a total of 699 people have recovered, bringing the total number of clinical recoveries and discharge to 64,658.
The statistics also revealed that currently, there are 101 active cases with 32 people in critical condition.
These cases are being managed in treatment sites and isolation centres across the country, while some are under home management, the GHS said.
Still on coronavirus, the Ghana Medical Association has revealed that more children and babies are contracting Covid-19.
Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority, Dr. Alexander Dodoo insisted that despite the surge in Covid-19 cases, children, lactating mothers and pregnant women will not be vaccinated.
He further revealed that those with a weak immune system, allergies and underlying health conditions will not be inoculated as well.
In response to that, Dr. Omane Boamah, has condemned government’s decision to exclude pregnant women, babies and persons with underlying health conditions from the upcoming vaccination program against the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to his Facebook page, Dr. Omane Boamah warned that any such attempt could undermine the purpose of the fight against the virus.
“For example, I was shocked to the marrow when I read Ghanaians with "underlying health conditions and the aged" will not be vaccinated against the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV2.
Ghana is expecting about 17 million vaccine doses by the end of June 2021.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his latest address to the nation on COVID-19 measures, announced that a portion of it will be in the country by March 2021.
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