Ghana receives 350k doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from DR Congo

A second tranche of 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived in Ghana from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The delivery which is part of the COVAX initiative was supervised by UNICEF.

The vaccines, which were allocated to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were sent to Ghana after the DRC failed to utilise them weeks after they took delivery of them.

It was received at the Kotoka International Airport by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Health Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari.

In February Ghana took delivery of the first batch of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca from India. So far, the country has vaccinated 849,527 people.

Below is the regional breakdown of COVID cases in Ghana

Regional breakdown:

Greater Accra Region – 51,123

Ashanti Region – 15,523

Western Region – 5,836

Eastern Region – 4,178

Central Region – 3,383

Volta Region – 2,467

Northern Region – 1,654

Bono East Region – 1,430

Bono Region – 1,398

Upper East Region – 1,319

Western North Region – 874

Ahafo Region – 712

Upper West Region – 498

Oti Region – 422

North East Region – 228

Savanna Region – 122


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