COVID-19: UK Gov’t donates 249,600 AstraZeneca doses to Ghana

Ghana, on Wednesday morning (18 August 2021), took delivery of some 249,600 doses of UK-donated AstraZeneca vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

The consignment is being distributed and transported across Ghana to bolster the country’s vaccination exercise.

UNICEF, which facilitated the arrival of the consignment, said it continues to fulfill its commitment to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The consignment came through the #COVAX (GAVI, WHO, CEPI & UNICEF) facility.

The vaccines will further support the ongoing vaccination campaign.

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Health, Tina Mensah, together with a Representative of the UK High Commission, Mr John Whittle, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF Representative, Chief Director of The Ministry of Health and EPI Manager, received the vaccines at the Kotoka International Airport.

So far, a total of 1,271,393 people have been vaccinated.

Out of that number, 865,422 have taken their first dose and 405,971 have had both first and second shots of the AstraZeneca vaccines that first arrived in the country a few months ago.

Currently, Ghana’s health infrastructure is battling with 6,265 active cases of COVID-19.

Of the active cases, 51 are critical and 128 are severe.

A total of 945 patients have died since mid-March 2020.

A total of 112,378 cases have been recorded in Ghana with 105,168 recoveries.

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 60,185

Ashanti Region – 19,622

Western Region – 6,415

Eastern Region – 5,295

Central Region – 4,091

Volta Region – 3,677

Bono East Region – 2,104

Bono Region – 1,950

Northern Region – 1,693

Upper East Region – 1,337

Ahafo Region – 975

Western North Region – 943

Oti Region – 649

Upper West Region – 519

North East Region – 236

Savanna Region – 164





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