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Ghana surpasses 90, 000 COVID-19 cases, death toll 740

The country’s COVID-19 active cases now stand at 2,410 with 12 persons said to be in critical condition

At least three more persons have died of COVID-19 taking Ghana’s death toll to 740, a Ghana Health Service (GHS) update revealed.

The country’s active cases have dropped to 2, 410 despite an additional 121 new coronavirus cases confirmed at the laboratories.

As at 24 March 2021, the GHS reports that the country’s total confirmed cases increased to 90, 287 out of which 87,137 have recovered.

So far, 26 persons are in severe condition while 12 remain critical, according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 1,317 with 1,218 recoveries.

Vaccination

So far 491,022 persons have been vaccinated across the country as at 26 March 2021, according to the Ghana Health Service.

Breakdown of regional cases: 

Greater Accra Region – 49,859

Ashanti Region – 15,286

Western Region – 5,686

Eastern Region – 4,121

Central Region – 3,272

Volta Region – 2,346

Northern Region – 1,619

Bono East Region – 1,406

Bono Region – 1,310

Upper East Region – 1,301

Western North Region – 848

Ahafo Region – 700

Upper West Region – 483

Oti Region – 406

North East Region – 210

Savannah Region – 117

Bawumia, Tony Blair holds discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines

Meanwhile, the Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has held discussions with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in Accra on access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The meeting is coming barely a week after some developed countries backtracked on their decision to support poorer countries with COVID-19 vaccines.

Wednesday’s meeting also centered on other critical issues such as telemedicine, digital technology and greenhouse technology.

“I had a fruitful meeting with former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, this afternoon at the Jubilee House. We discussed far-reaching public policy matters on digital technology, COVID-19 vaccine access, telemedicine and greenhouse technology,” he wrote on Facebook.

The vice-president also used the opportunity to brief Tony Blair on some inroads Ghana has made in the past four years in its quest to digitise the Ghanaian economy.

“Ghana has been on the path of significant digitisation in recent years and we are gearing up to leverage this to stimulate innovation and transformation,” Dr Bawumia added.

Fred Dzakpata

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