At least 420 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) pushing the country’s active cases to 6,539.
The death toll hits 1,083 after four additional fatalities were recorded across the country, an update on the GHS COVID-19 dashboard reveals.
As of 3 September 2021, Ghana’s total confirmed cases stand at 112,157. Currently, health officials have recorded 114,535 recoveries.
So far, 126 persons are in severe condition while 44 remain critical, according to GHS. Cases detected at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) are 2,692 with 2,546 recoveries.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the month of July recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases among international arrivals since the airport opened on 1 September 2020.
Breakdown of regional cases
Greater Accra Region – 65,613
Ashanti Region – 20,271
Western Region – 6,923
Eastern Region – 6,144
Volta Region – 4,721
Central Region – 4,373
Bono East Region – 2,425
Bono Region – 2,060
Northern Region – 1,704
Upper East Region – 1,390
Ahafo Region – 1,033
Western North Region – 967
Oti Region – 773
Upper West Region – 607
North East Region – 256
Savannah Region – 205
Germany donates 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Ghana
Meanwhile, the director of communication at the office of the President, Eugene Arhin, has said President Akufo-Addo is dispatching a flight to take delivery of 1,500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated to the country by Germany.
Addressing the presidential press corps on Monday (30 August), Arhin said the donation follows a meeting between President Akufo-Addo and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in a recent visit to the European country.
“The German Chancellor, I am happy to inform the Ghanaian people made it known to the President that a total of 1,200,000 vaccines were to be given to Ghana, basically, the AstraZeneca vaccines. A few hours ago, I got confirmation from the President that this has increased from 1,200,000 to 1,500,000 and steps have already been taken, in fact, according to the President, he is dispatching a plane immediately to go to Germany to take delivery of the 1,500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines,” Arhin said.
Arhin further indicated that as part of efforts to secure vaccines to vaccinate the Ghanaian people, the United States government has also donated 1,500,000 doses of the Moderna vaccines to Ghana.
“All in all, we should be hitting five million vaccine doses so far and I believe at this particular stage, it is a good initiative that has been undertaken by the government of President Akufo-Addo towards helping to rid our country of COVID-19 and hopefully, his pledge of ensuring that 20 million Ghanaians by the end of this year are vaccinated, slowly but surely, I believe we are no cause for alarm realising that particular pledge of ensuring that the entire adult population of Ghana is vaccinated,” he said.