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
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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