Today January 19, 2022

Western Region records two deaths, 400 COVID-19 cases

Takoradi, Jan.5, GNA – The Western Region has recorded two deaths and 400 new infections of COVID-19 cases after Christmas.

The affected are mostly people who have not been vaccinated over the period.

Dr Gifty Amugi, the Western Regional Deputy Director of Public Health, announced this on Wednesday in Takoradi.

She has, therefore, encouraged residents to take the ongoing vaccination exercise in most health centres across the Region seriously to avoid any more surges.

The Deputy Director of Public Health said the Regional Health Directorate was hopeful to vaccinate about 50 per cent of the Region’s population by the end of the first quarter.

Dr Amugi also advised that people should not take common colds and flu lightly but report to clinics and hospitals for immediate attention and treatment.

She said, “Common colds and flu are viruses in themselves and we don’t want the COVID-19 virus to hide under them and cause havoc.”

According to her, “the Region has enough vaccines and encouraged the public to take advantage… new variants are coming from France and Europe and we should also be on the lookout and protect ourselves.”

Source: Ghana News Agency



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