GHS records 88 Omicron deaths in two months

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

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General, 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 January 13, 2022.

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

The Director-General 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 wave.

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

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

The Director-General 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.

The GHS as of January 10, 2022, 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.”

Source: Ghana News Agency

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