Sunday, 19 September

Covid-19: 200-plus Delta variant cases, 10 deaths recorded in Kumasi in July – KMA

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The Kumasi Metropolis has recorded over 200 cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus with 10 mortalities occurring at different centres from 1 July to 13 July 2021.

This was disclosed by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in a statement dated today, Monday, 19 July 2021 signed by the PRO Henrietta A.K Aboagye.

The upsurge of the new cases in the metropolis, according to the statement, has been attributed to the general disregard for the Covid-19 safety protocols, funerals, parties and other social gatherings.

The KMA, has, thus, entreated the people in the metropolis to adhere to all the covid-19 safety protocols - that is, wearing of face mask in public places, washing of hands with soap under running water, avoiding handshaking and keeping social distancing.

“Accordingly, operators of lorry stations, transports, markets and other public and private entities are to ensure that these safety protocols are enforced within their jurisdictions,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, at the national level, Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll is now 812, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service as of 14 July 2021, have indicated.

The active cases also stand at 2,858.

Some 382 new cases were recently confirmed.

Of the total active caseload, 12 are critical while 27 are severe.

The country has recorded a total of 98,817 cases since the virus entered Ghana in mid-March 2020.

Of that number, some 95,147 have recovered.

So far, Ghana has vaccinated 1,271,393 people with 865,422 having had their first dose and 405,971 taking their second dose.

Regional breakdown of COVID cases nationwide:

Greater Accra Region - 54,115

Ashanti Region - 16,889

Western Region - 5,984

Eastern Region - 4,559

Central Region - 3,552

Volta Region - 2,664

Northern Region - 1,661

Bono Region - 1,494

Bono East Region - 1,467

Upper East Region - 1,321

Western North Region - 935

Ahafo Region - 847

Upper West Region - 500

Oti Region - 467

North East Region - 231

Savanna Region - 132



Source: Mensah