Head of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, has reported that eight more people in the country have died of the coronavirus disease.
He made the announcement at a press conference in Accra on Sunday, April 18th, 2021.
As a result of the new morbid news, the country’s death toll now stands at 771, up from the 763 as of April 10.
New and active cases have also risen to 84 and 1,413 respectively, according to the GHS head.
Cumulatively, the country’s confirmed cases are 91,709. Out of this, 89,604 have recovered and have been discharged from various health facilities across the country.
“Greater Accra remains the epicenter because more than half of the 46 new cases were detected in Accra. The five key regions are Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Western and Central Regions,” Dr. Kuma Aboagye noted.
Meanwhile, as of April 17, a total of 1,435 cases had been recorded at the Kotoka International Airport. 871 cases, constitute the majority are non-Ghanaians.
Also, 915 are males while 520 are females.
Meanwhile, Dr. Aboagye allayed fears that delays in taking the booster jabs of the COVID-19 vaccines by people who have already been vaccinated will not significantly erode the efficacy of the vaccine.
According to him, even though it has been widely stated that the wait window between a first jab and a booster jab should be 8 weeks, a recipient of a first jab will not lose any protection if the second jab comes in the next 12 rather than 8 weeks.