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COVID-19: GMA warns of an alarming rise in cases

The Ghana Medical Association has called for strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols as the number of cases driven by the Omicron Variant keeps rising.

In a statement, the GMA said the testing sites and health facilities have witnessed a sharp increase in the number of positive cases over the last week.

According to the Association, Greater Accra and the Ashanti Region are with alarming daily positivity rates ranging between 40% to 50%.

“This escalation in cases is likely driven by the Omicron Variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus which is highly proving to be more transmissible than the hitherto dreaded Delta variant which dominated our third wave of COVID-19.

“This is a very worrying development which calls for concern by all well-meaning Ghanaians especially as we enter the Christmas and New Year festivities with their characteristic mass events and celebrations that tend to bring huge numbers of people together,” the President for the Association, Dr. Frank Serebour disclosed.

He said Ghanaians are therefore entreated to visit health facilities to get tested if they have any headaches, extreme fatigue, fever and other flu-like symptoms.

Attached is the full statement

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Isaac Dzidzoamenu

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