More children are getting infected with Covid-19 – Ghana Health Service reveals

More children are getting infected with Covid-19 – Ghana Health Service reveals

The Ghana Health Service has bemoaned the rate at which children between the ages ranges of 0 and 15 years are contracting Covid-19 in Accra.

 The service said available data they have points out that cases involving children in Accra have increased from 18 per cent to 20 per cent in June.

Currently, Ghana has 1,308 active cases of the virus, of which 1,023 are in the Greater Accra Region.

Interacting with the media, the Director-General of the Service, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, said Ghanaians must find ways to protect children as they are not cleared to be vaccinated.

“Something has to be done as far as the protection of children is concerned because they are also not vaccinated to give them the protection they need,” he said.

In total, Ghana has recorded 164,541 cases with 1,448 deaths. Ghana has also administered 16,752,032 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Children, however, are not part of the vaccinated groups yet.

The health service has said there are 7.2 million people fully vaccinated, representing 22 per cent of the population. Over 1 million people have received booster shots of the vaccine. Over 10 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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