Ghana’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation update as of July 13, 2021 indicates that four more people have succumbed to the virus putting the death toll at 810 from 806.
Also, a total of 156 new cases were reported on the day sending the country’s active cases to 2,601.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), 27 persons are currently in severe conditions with 12 others in critical conditions, battling for their lives.
The Greater Accra Region continues to be the epicenter for the spread of the virus accounting for 110 of the new cases reported.
It came from 13 districts, with Ayawaso West (41) and Korle Klottey (40) driving the new infections in the region.
The Ashanti Region reported 37 new cases, Oti, three, Bono two and four new cases recorded at the Kotoka International Airport.
Aside these regions, all others have no new case of the disease.
The GHS is admonishing the general public to stay at home if there is no urgent need to be out while observing other preventive protocols.
“Observe social distancing, avoid handshaking, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, disposing them in a tissue in a closed bin, and then wash your hands,” it advised.
The Service implores all to “always wear a mask, particularly when leaving home, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces such as remote controls and doorknobs and avoid close contact with people who are sick.”
It further entreated the public to call on designated health facilities and line(s) in their district for necessary assistance or support in case of symptoms like fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
“You can also call any of the following toll-free numbers for assistance: 112, 0509497700 & 0558439868,” the GHS said as part of its situation update.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,271,393 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the country so far.
Some 405,971 persons have received both first and second doses of the vaccines and a total of 865,422 people, taken their first dose.
BY ABIGAIL ANNOH