Ghana Records 15 More COVID-19 Deaths

Ghana has recorded 15 new COVID-19 related Deaths from 3rd to 5th February 2021, bringing the total number to 472 with 34 other Patients in critical condition.

A total of 114 others are also in severe condition.

The total number of COVID-19 Active cases as of 5th February 2021 stands at 6,707.

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Ghana Health Service Report indicates that 65,149 patients have recovered since March 2020 out of the 72,328 confirmed cases.

The number of tests conducted so far is 810,040.

According to the report, the Kotoka International Airport has recorded 1,153 cases with only 904 Recoveries.

Ghana is expected to receive about 2.4 million initial doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by end of February 2021 under the UN COVAX facility, it has been announced.

Per an interim distribution forecast published by the COVAX facility on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the consignment is expected to cover at least 3 percent of Ghana’s population.

It said the consignment was part of 240 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines licensed to the Serum Institute of India (SII) which have been earmarked for initial distribution to countries signed unto the COVAX facility.

Ghana Records 15 More COVID-19 Deaths
Ghana Records 15 More COVID-19 Deaths

Some 144 countries will also receive the vaccines subject to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use List (EUL) within the same period.

According to the distribution forecast by COVAX, based on the limited quantity of doses available, the list of participants was pared down via a WHO-led review process based on four factors including the country’s readiness, as well as an assessment of the risk of health care worker exposure.

Source: Mynewsghana.net

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