Seven 7 more cases of the Omicron variant of the covid 19 have been identified in Ghana according to one of the head officials thereby bringing the total number of recorded cases of the new variant to 41 in the country.
According to the Director-General of the Ghana Health Services, Dr Patrick Kuma Boagye, the new cases of the Omicron variant of the covid 19 was detected during community testing after the first 34 cases that were allegedly recorded at the Kotoka International Airport in the country.
He further disclosed that about 66 community samples were tested and they were all negative therefore, the seven new cases detected were from the second batch of 44 tests.
“We saw the first of about 34 cases that were recorded at the airport. At the time, we had sequenced about 66 community samples and they were all negative. But after the second batch of about 44 tests was conducted, seven more cases were detected”, Dr Patrick Kuma Boagye revealed.
Furthermore, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Services however added that the Delta Varian on the other hand remains dormant in the country.
It could be recalled that the Noguchi Memorial Institue for Medical Research NMIMR on the 2nd of December 2021 declared the utmost detection of about 34 cases of Omicron variant of the covid 19 in the country
However, according to the Noguchi Memorial Institue for Medical Research NMIMR, the newly imported cases was detected in 120 samples collected from the 21st of November to 25th November 2021.
On that note, the government of Ghana following the detection made some modifications to it laid down protocols regarding foreign travels through the Kotoka International Airport to curb the situation.
Also, all Ghanaians arriving in Ghana from foreign lands are expected to prove their covid 19 vaccination details to avoid cross-infection and to ensure safety.