Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has seen a massive reduction in the recent weeks. The updates by the Ghana Health service has indicated a move from the former cases recorded in the hundreds to two digits case counts.
According to recent update by the Ghana Health Service, 42 cases have been recorded pushing the case count to 1,379 from 1,337 since its last update on April, 12, 2021.
The report also indicates that, five deaths have been recorded moving the death toll from 761 to 766. The total confirmed cases stand at 91,545 with recoveries currently at 89,400.
Ghana from the beginning of the year had its frequent case counts in the hundreds which was recorded daily. But in recent times the cases have dropped drastically with some attributing it to the tightened measures outlined by the President.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Services (GHS) recently emphasised the importance of maintaining progress;in the prevention and management of Covid-19.
Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye revealed though health workers and other stakeholders rallied around to fight the Coronavirus menace,;the nation still lessons to learn.
Vaccination progress in the country
According to the Ghana Health Service, the service as of April 15 had administered 755, 686 vaccines across the country;with vaccination still ongoing.
Also, the country is expected to take delivery of more vaccines to widen the vaccination reach.
Programmes Manager of the Extended Programme on Immunization (EPI), Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achiano disclosed that the country will receive additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Programs Manager was confident that the country took the best decision;when it decided to vaccinate its citizens with the first 600,000 doses received. These doses came from the COVAX facility as the first doses. He said he was very sure that the next batch for the second doses will arrive as expected.
“Within COVAX, we had an indicative allocation of 2.4 million of which they brought 600,000. The country took a decision; do we keep 300,000 and start with 300,000? At the time that was not a wise decision to take;because we know that first doses are protective and scientifically it is better;to get a lot of people having had the first dose than getting a few people having two doses. So, we took that decision as a country and we thought that was a better decision.”Dr Amponsa-Achiano
Country will receive its allocated vaccines
A statement from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) indicated that; it cannot predict when the second doses will arrive in Africa as a result of delayed deliveries.
Contrary to this indication by Africa CDC, Dr Amponsa-Achiano said his outfit has documents that indicate that;the country will receive its allocated vaccines.
“We have indication that within the next month we will have additional doses;not just 600,000 but the originally planned allocation that through COVAX we will be receiving. We have had some documentations to that effect that we will receive them. When we don’t have the exact date,;there is nothing to communicate.”Dr. Amponsa-Achiano