Over 800, 000 Ghanaians receive COVID-19 jabs, says GHS

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director-general of the Ghana Health Service says almost all health workers have received their COVID jabs

More than 800,000 Ghanaians have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 since the first phase of the exercise was rolled out across the country on 2 March 2021.

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director-general of the Ghana Health Service, who announced this in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, said nearly all health workers, both public and private, had been vaccinated.

He was speaking during the 2021 first senior managers’ meeting of the GHS being held in Kumasi on the theme: “Strengthening Service Delivery and Sustainable System for Health: Amidst COVID-19 and Beyond to Achieve Universal Health Coverage.”

Dr Kuma-Aboagye further announced plans to renew the Ghana Health Service’s five-year strategic plans from 2022 to 2026.

Case update 

At least nine more persons have died of COVID-19 taking Ghana’s death toll to 763, a Ghana Health Service (GHS) update revealed.

The country’s active cases have also dropped marginally to 1,413 after 67 new coronavirus cases were confirmed at the laboratories.

As at 10 April 2021, the GHS reports that the country’s total confirmed cases increased to 91, 477 out of which 89, 301 have recovered.

So far, 27 cases have been classified as severe while 10 remain critical, according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 1,397  with 1,319  recoveries so far.

 Breakdown of regional cases: 

Greater Accra Region – 50,489

Ashanti Region – 15,428

Western Region – 5,744

Eastern Region – 4,149

Central Region – 3,309

Volta Region – 2,408

Northern Region – 1,651

Bono East Region – 1,423

Bono Region – 1,370

Upper East Region – 1,309

Western North Region – 854

Ahafo Region – 704

Upper West Region – 493

Oti Region – 406

North East Region – 223

Savannah Region – 120

Jonathan Ofori 

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