NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Mirimus lab scientists validate rapid IgM/IgG antibody tests of COVID-19 samples from recovered patients on April 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Misha Friedman/Getty Images)

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has announced that staff working at the COVID-19 Walk-in testing centre would be on break from 1st to 3rd January, 2022.

In view of that the research centre said there would be no COVID-19 Walk-in testing at the Institute during the period.

“COVID-19 testing for the new year will commence on 4th January, 2022,” a statement from the institute said.

As of Christmas Day some 1,074 new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Ghana bringing the total number of active cases to 9,534.

The death toll is 1,287.

Since mid-March 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 141,295 cases.

Out of that number, 130,474 have recovered.

Meanwhile, the Health Service has intensified its vaccination drive.

So far, a total of 8,458,155 vaccine doses have been administered.