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JUST IN: Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccines today

The first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines will be received by Ghana’s health authorities today, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 7 am at the Kotoka International Airport.

A press statement from the Ministry of Information announcing the delivery, said: “The Government of Ghana will, on Wednesday, 24 February 2021, receive the first batch of the coronavirus vaccine at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra”.

“The Minister of Health-designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu (MP), will lead a government delegation to receive the vaccine at 7:00 am”, the statement said.

It noted that a brief ceremony will be televised on national broadcaster GTV and on the Ministry of Information’s Facebook page.

Meanwhile, some five more patients have succumbed to the pandemic in Ghana.

The national death toll is now 582.

Also, 506 new cases have been confirmed, according to the Ghana Health Service.

The number of active cases is now 6,812.

Since mid-March 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 80,759 cases with 73,365 recoveries.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 46,328

Ashanti Region – 14,142

Western Region – 4,776

Eastern Region – 3,576

Central Region – 2,811

Volta Region – 1,595

Bono East Region – 1,089

Northern Region – 1,058

Upper East Region – 994

Bono Region – 945

Western North Region – 797

Ahafo Region – 660

Upper West Region – 357

Oti Region – 272

North East Region – 79

 

Savanna Region – 72

 

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