Ghana has recorded 1,067 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s current active case count to 12,422.
Out of this number, 23 and 4 persons are in severe and critical conditions, respectively.
This is per the latest update by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The new cases bring the country’s total case count to 146,119, with 1,306 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March 2020, while 132,391 recoveries have been recorded.
As of December 1, 2021, the country’s active cases were 692 but increased sharply during the yuletide to 8,554 by December 28, 2021.
The Greater Accra Region leads the chart with new infections. The region is followed by Ashanti Region.
The Ghana Health Service had earlier admitted that the country had entered its fourth wave of COVID-19.
The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health service, Franklin Asiedu Bekoe said the rate of infection is very high due to the Omicron variant.
“The rate of infection is very high now due to the new variant, the Omicron variant, which is very transmissible.”
“Though most of the cases are not severe, it is quite alarming. We are in the fourth wave of the pandemic, and we need all Ghanaians to take the safety protocols seriously.”
In a bid to curb the rate of infection, government declared December 2021 as the month of vaccination.