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Ghana’s Covid-19 death toll hits 629

Eighteen Ghanaians have died from the coronavirus disease between February 28 and March 1 2021,

This has brought the country’s total death toll to 629.

According to the latest Covid-19 updates by the Ghana Health Service available to Original News, 489 more people have contracted the virus taking the active case count to 5, 145.

Per the data, the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Central Regions continue to lead with the highest rate of infections.

So far, Ghana has recorded 85,239 total cases with 79,465 recoveries.

Meanwhile, Ghana has received 50,000 doses of the AstranaZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from India.

The vaccines were officially received at the Kotoka International Airport by Ghana’s Minister for Foreign affairs and regional integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey who was accompanied by the Minister for Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu on Friday, 5 March 2021.

Receiving the vaccines, the Minister for Foreign affairs and Regional Integration noted that the gesture by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi will go a long way to support Ghana’s fight against COVID19 and is reflective of the cordial relations between the two countries.

The Minister assured the Ghanaian people that the “President of the Republic and his Government are leaving no stone unturned in the quest to acquire, at least, 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to effectively inoculate the population.

“Indeed, we are resolute in our determination and will utilise both bilateral and multilateral arrangements to attain this objective. I will thus encourage friends and partners of Ghana to continue rallying support for the government’s efforts.”

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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