President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana

COVID-19 Delta variant causing more hospitalisations, deaths in Ghana ─Akufo-Addo

*Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo reveals the Delta variant of the disruptive Coronavirus has led to ‘a rise in hospitalisation and ICU bed uptakes, and tragically deaths’ in recent weeks

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Ghana is currently facing a third wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections driven by the more transmissible Delta variant, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo.

ConsumerConnect gathered the West African country restricted the time of events, such as weddings and funerals to two hours while banning post-event receptions because of the risk of people abandoning safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

President Akufo-Addo in a state broadcast late Sunday, July 25 said: “It appears that our nation like many others is experiencing a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

“These increased infections have largely been driven by the delta variant of the virus.”

In regard to the virus infections in the country, Ghana has recorded 102,000 COVID-19 cases, including 823 deaths, since the first case was reported.

Active cases more than tripled to 4,521 as of July 23 from 1,200 in June, he stated, while describing the trend as alarming.

According to the Ghanaian President, the Delta variant of the disruptive virus has led to “a rise in hospitalisation and ICU bed uptakes, and tragically deaths” in recent weeks.

The country, which aims to vaccinate its 20 million adults by the end of this year, has set aside $25 million to help fund local vaccine manufacturing, said President Akufo-Addo.

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