"202, 252 Persons Have Been Vaccinated With Covid-19 Vaccine" - Dr. Kuma-Aboagye
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye has revealed that about 202,252 persons have been vaccinated with the covid-19 vaccine in the country.
According to him, the Greater Accra Region have been able to vaccinate 128,088 people out of the total 202,252.
Speaking at a press-briefing at Peduase Lodge, he said "202,252 people have been vaccinated. Greater Accra has 128,088 people, Ashanti Region has 69,325 whiles Central,
Explaining further, he revealed that out of the 128,088 vaccinated in the Greater Accra Region; 66,735 are males while 31,353 are females.
He hinted that the Ashanti has seen about 37,527 females taking the jab as against 31,798 being males.
"46,780 have were vaccinated as at Friday March 5. The sexs are 50:50. Ashanti Region has 31,798 males vaccinating while 37,527 are females. Central has seen 2,603 males taking the jab while 2,036 females have also had their fair share. 66,735 males have injected while 31,353 females have also taken the injection in the Greater Accra" he noted.
The Director-General also mentioned that all 43 districts are actively vaccinating.
He also noted that active cases of covid-19 have declined from 8,000 to 5,000.
Speaking on the segmentation of people to be vaccinated, he hinted that about 51,418 adults who are above 60 years have been vaccinated
On the outlook, he said "The downward decline in covid-19 cases remains steady. We have recorded 86,737 acasesnd 929,189 tests done, 656 deaths, total active cases are 4,782
while 81,299 have been discharged"
Updating the media on covid-19 cases in schools, he said "281 schools have recorded cases of covid-19. 1,709 cummilative cases recorded"
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye also noted that out of the 16 regions, it is only North-East Region that has not recorded any cases of covid-19 in its school.
On next-steps, he said "In May, we are looking at receiving some 2 million vaccines. Sustain public education on adherence to safety protocols and vaccine uptake and Vaccination App (locally made) to be used for appointment and pre-registration"
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith