COVID-19: Ghana’s active case count increases to 871

COVID-19: Ghana’s active case count increases to 871

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced 65 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the country’s active case count to 871.

In a December 26 update, the GHS also revealed that the death toll remains 333.

The country now has a total cumulative case count of 54,286 and 53,082 recoveries from the illness.


The Greater Accra region remains the hotspot for the illness in the country with 509 active COVID-19 cases while the Ashanti region has 33 active cases.×280&×280%2C0x0%2C169x600%2C169x600&nras=1&correlator=1840493597190&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=290134273.1574658386&ga_sid=1609159344&ga_hid=2130401096&ga_fc=0&u_tz=0&u_his=7&u_java=0&u_h=900&u_w=1600&u_ah=860&u_aw=1600&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=343&ady=1138&biw=1439&bih=665&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=21066700%2C21066793%2C42530671%2C21066923&oid=3&pvsid=1123808138581676&pem=785&!4&btvi=2&fsb=1&xpc=rJc4TFSXgA&p=https%3A//

New COVID-19 variant

Meanwhile, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe has disclosed that testing is ongoing to determine if the new variant of the Coronavirus is in the country.

This comes days after Nigeria recorded cases of the new variant of the virus which is said to be more infectious.

In an interview with Citi FM, Dr Asiedu-Bekoe assured that Ghana’s preventive set-up will ensure that any new strain is identified and brought under control.

“However, per what we have gathered so far, there is no evidence of such in the country,” he indicated.

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