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.
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
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.