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General News of Friday, 23 July 2021


Ghana's total coronavirus caseload crosses 100,000-mark as active cases surge

The active caseload is 3,560 The active caseload is 3,560

The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded by Ghana since mid-March 2020, has crossed the 100,000 mark, hitting 100,250, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service.

Out of that number, there have been 95,871 recoveries and 819 deaths.

The active caseload is 3,560.

Some 276 cases were recently confirmed.

Just recently, President Nana Akufo-Addo said the rising number of active COVID-19 cases shows that “we’ve let our guard down”.

Addressing Muslims at the Eid-ul-Adha celebration at the National Central Mosque at Kanda, Accra, President Akufo-Addo said: “The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us – unfortunately”.

“This means that for the second year running, we are having to hold a subdued Eid celebration”, he observed.

“As we continue to count on the grace of God to protect our country from the ravages of the pandemic like he has since its outbreak, we can only minimise its health effects and avoid a full-blown third wave if we continue to be responsible and observe the safety and hygiene protocols.”

He noted: “The recent increase in the number of infections is a source of worry for me and, indeed, for all Ghanaians”.

“From the rising numbers, it is safe to conclude that we have let our guard down and are beginning to live our lives and conduct our businesses as though we are in normal times”.

“It is important to repeat that the virus is still with us and until each one of us receives a dose of the vaccine, the protocols must continue to be a part and parcel of our daily activities,” he added.