The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that the Covid-19 virus has now spread to all 16 regions of the country.
The Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who disclosed this said the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions are the biggest hotspots.
He said the situation has changed since President Akufo-Addo said during his 22nd national address to the nation that 13 out of the 16 regions in the country had recorded positive cases.
Ghana Health Service says as many as 695 new cases were recorded on the January 21, increasing the active cases from 3,286 to 3,525 and total case count of 61,498.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah said based on data provided by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the country is witnessing a surge in cases.
The GHS boss added that the second rise occurred in October and November last year.
The Information Minister-designate said, “Now we have a rise which is even higher than that the October and November one.”
Regarding the third rise, he said there are more people showing symptoms and falling severely ill while there are few people who are asymptomatic.
“The asymptomatic is not something that everybody is having. We are having a higher percentage of people who are falling sick. And I think it is something critical that you have to let the public know so that more people take it seriously,” the Ofoase Ayeribi MP said.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah added that there are a limited number of beds and ICU facilities for people who experience severe and critical conditions.
“It is very important that we ensure that the positive numbers go down. If this trend continues, we would be overwhelmed,” he advised.
He said everyone should do their parts in ensuring that the rising curve is brought down as quickly as possible so life goes back to normal.
- One feared dead, several others injured after accident at Legon underpass
- Citi FM journalist, Caleb Kudah allegedly picked up by National Security operatives
- Leadership crisis at Ghana Rugby: Chairman Herbert Mensah suspended indefinitely, set to be removed from office on June 8
- Former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Craig Murray jailed for contempt in the UK
- Fire guts new Kejetia Market
- Ghana drops to 95th in 2021 World Happiness ranking
- NSMQ 2021: Tamasco and 3 others secure tickets to Accra on day one of Northern Regional qualifiers
- Dr Mavis Owureku Asare: Wesley Girls’ no fast policy is not about religion
- Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’, ‘No Longer at Ease’ and ‘Arrow of God’ are being adapted for television
- Our scholars in Cuba are broke because they insist on table-top payment – GNPC Foundation
Ghana to host African Swimming and Open Water championships
Chief breaks ground for multipurpose Nkawkaw Palace
Double whammy for Ghana in Old Mutual Amazing Voices
Mental disorder after childbirth is real – Victim recounts
Transgender Cameroonians jailed for 5 years
Dr Prince Hamid Armah: Exploring Akufo-Addo’s commitment to education; Policy, spending, and outcomes
Politicisation of security agencies cause of insecurity in the country- Sam George
Museveni takes oath for 6th term
Ghana has not done enough to get girls out of the streets – Development consultant
China’s population grows to 1.41 billion people
Uganda deploys troops ahead of Museveni inauguration
Banks cannot be blamed for not accepting new Voter ID cards – Association of Bankers
9-year-old boy dies after being ‘struck by lightning’ on football field
Citi FM journalist, Caleb Kudah released from National Security custody
Don’t shake your car when fueling – Transport Consultant