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Akufo-Addo addresses nation on COVID-19 tonight

Health News
President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo will address Ghanaians on the latest measures on the COVID-19 fight tonight (28 February 2021).

It will be his 24th national broadcast since the coronavirus entered Ghana in March.

This will also be the President’s first public speech since the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country.

Ghana received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India (Covishield).

The consignment was delivered on 24 February 2021.

This is the first consignment of vaccines acquired through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana, among 92 countries has signed unto.

The Minister-designate of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and officials from the Ghana Health Service were at the Kotoka International Airport to receive the vaccines.

Meanwhile, some five more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 in Ghana.

The national death toll is now 599.

Also, 626 new cases have been confirmed, according to the Ghana Health Service.

The number of active cases has risen slightly since the last update from 5,419 to 5,480

Since mid-March 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 83,212 cases with 77,133 recoveries.

Regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region - 47,261

Ashanti Region - 14,483

Western Region - 5,186

Eastern Region - 3,687

Central Region - 2,912

Volta Region - 1,706

Northern Region - 1,203

Upper East Region - 1,138

Bono East Region - 1,134

Bono Region - 992

Western North Region - 797

Ahafo Region - 663

Upper West Region - 377

Oti Region - 274

North East Region - 98

Savannah Region - 72