162,541 persons vaccinated against Covid-19

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As of Independence Day, March 6, 2021, 162,541 persons in the Greater-Accra, Central, and Ashanti Regions have been vaccinated in the ongoing mass inoculation exercise, according to the Ghana Health Service.

This is contained in a report from the Ghana Health Service on the vaccination exercise.

Per the report, out of the 162,541 people vaccinated, 82,601 are males and 79,940 are females.

The Greater-Accra Region currently has the highest population of inoculated persons in the country at 104,174, followed closely by the Ashanti Region with 55,141 vaccinated persons, while the Central region currently has 3,226 vaccinated.

So far only 381 people have been vaccinated in Kumasi – the lowest among the three regions, whereas 18,750 people have taken the vaccine in Bosomtwe – the highest among the three regions.

22,878 persons with known underlying co-morbidities have been vaccinated; 38,226 people who are above 60 years have also been vaccinated; 49,638 health workers have also been vaccinated.

This follows the deployment of the 600,000 Covid-19 vaccines received last week.

The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe had earlier indicated that he was optimistic about the successful roll-out of the vaccines due to the infrastructure put in place for the exercise.

The vaccines are being administered in the Greater Accra area, Greater Kumasi area, Awutu Senya East and West, Obuasi East and West.

Ghana on the 24th of February, 2021 became the 1st country under the COVAX scheme to receive vaccines.

Covid-19 case count

Meanwhile, active Covid-19 cases in Ghana have dropped significantly to 4,866 with the death toll now 647.

Some 373 new cases have been recorded taking the country’s total case count to 86,465 with a total of 80,952 recoveries.

At the Kotoka International Airport, out of the 175,894 tests done since September 2020, 1,250 came out positive, of which 1,122 have recovered.

At least 66 persons have their cases classified as severe, while 24 remain critical with none on a ventilator.

Regional breakdown of cases:

Greater Accra Region – 48,282

Ashanti Region – 14,954

Western Region – 5,478

Eastern Region – 3,872

Central Region – 3,030

Volta Region – 2,091

Northern Region – 1,458

Bono East Region – 1,237

Upper East Region – 1,232

Bono Region – 1,102

Western North Region – 808

Ahafo Region – 666

Upper West Region – 444

Oti Region – 308

North East Region – 156

Savannah Region – 97

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