COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 607; active cases now 5,444

COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 607; active cases now 5,444

- Ghana's coronavirus fatality has exceeded 600 with the death toll now standing at 607

- These new figures are statistics from the last update on Monday, March 1, 2021

- 82 persons are in severe condition with 24 others in critical condition

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Ghana's coronavirus fatality has exceeded 600 with the death toll now standing at 607

February alone saw the highest number of people passing away with a total of 191 people, unfortunately, succumbing to the virus.

The GHS has explained that out of 902,813 tests conducted in Ghana since March 2020, 84,023 persons have so far tested positive for the disease representing 9.3 per cent of positivity rate.

The total number of recoveries is now 77,972 with 82 persons in severe condition and 24 others in critical condition.

COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 607; active cases now 5,444
COVID-19: Ghana's death toll hits 607; active cases now 5,444
Source: UGC

The Greater Accra Region still leads the other regions with the highest number of active cases with 2,719 infections.

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This region is closely followed by Ashanti, Western, and Central regions with 587, 447, and 227 cases respectively

Meanwhile, the Savanna Region has recorded the lowest with only one active case as at the time these figures were looked up.

The surge in the COVID-19 cases in Ghana has been largely blamed on the lack of adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus vaccine which was received at the Airport on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, is set to be dispatched to the various health centres on March 2.

The first consignment of the vaccine is expected to be given to all health workers especially those on the front line as well as legislators and those in authority.

In view of this, the Ghana Health Service, (GHS) is calling on all Ghanaians to avail themselves to take the shots if the time comes.

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The Deputy Programme Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) at GHS, John Frederick Dadzie, said Ghanaians who refuse to take the COVID vaccine will become a health hazard to themselves and their families.

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