Five (5) more people have died of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) according to updates from the Ghana Health Service.
In what has sneaked in on Ghanaians as the country’s second wave, the latest brings the country’s death toll to 346, after months of a slowdown in the number of deaths.
Additionally, 297 new infections have also been recorded bringing the tally of active cases in the country to 1,776. Out of this, 12 are in critical conditions with 53 in severe conditions.
The total confirmed cases have increased to 57,714, while 55,592 patients have recovered according to the GHS update.
So far, between January 3, 2021, to date, Ghana has recorded over 2,600 new cases. Luckily for the country, out of the 2,600 plus new cases recorded this year, about 2, 200 have recovered so far.
Health workers are calling for the government to tighten the social distancing protocols to stem the rising caseloads. They complain that the hospitals are filling up with new cases.
It is believed that Ghana’s second wave may have been triggered by the wild public gathering during the political campaigns run-up to the December 7, 2020, general elections, as well as the celebrations during the Christmas and New Year festivities.