Ghana has recorded over 400 new Covid-19 cases since the health service’s last update on July 20. Currently, active Covid-19 cases as of July 21, stands at 4094.
A new update on the Ghana Health Service’s website shows that among the active cases, 26 are severe while 15 people are in critical condition.
The update reveals that two more persons have passed leaving the death toll at 821.
Presently Ghana has 101,170 confirmed cases and 96,255 discharges/recoveries.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says available data suggests that the country is witnessing its third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking on Newsfile on Saturday, July 24, 2021, the General Secretary of the Association, Dr Justice Yankson, said facilities responsible for managing Covid-19 cases are getting choked with infected victims.
Giving a breakdown, he indicated that in June, the GIDC saw only eight patients, however, the numbers have increased significantly in July to about 150 patients at the OPD level. Again, there are more than 50 patients at the HDU-ICU department, among others.
Also, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and other hospitals are struggling to find places for patients to receive treatment.
“If you look at all the statistics, you’ll see that the wave is here with us. We haven’t reached its peak but it’s here with us,” Dr Yankson said.
Also on Newsfile, Pharmacist and Fellow at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Dr Kwame Sarpong Asiedu, has urged Ghanaians to adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols in the country religiously.
With the country teetering near the edge of a third wave of the pandemic, he said it Is now more urgent than before, to adhere to the protocols.
His concern is further heightened by the advent of the Delta strain of the Covid-19 virus, which he describes as 200 times more lethal than the Wuhan strain that began spreading in the country in March 2020.