Ghana has chalked another grim milestone as far as the Covid-19 virus is concerned.
The country, according to experts, is experiencing its fourth wave of the pandemic since it broke out in the country in March 2020.
This time, the transmission is being actively driven by the new Omicron variant.
Figures from December 22 showed that the nation’s infections reached a record high of 1,320 cases in one day.
Fresh data from Christmas eve indicate that some 1,264 persons contracted the virus, with 8,554 cases currently active out of the cumulative 140,221 confirmed so far.
According to the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, the recent developments are testament to the need for citizens to adhere to health protocols to reduce the spread.
“Clearly, you can see that there is a torrential rise in cases, so if in terms of nomenclature, then we are in it. I mean, if you look at the shape of the curve, we are now a different shape than we had two or three weeks ago,” he told JoyNews.
Dr Bekoe is confident that the vaccination campaign being rolled out in the country will help lessen the impact of the Covid-19 virus.