19 More Die Of COVID-19 In Two Days

Nineteen more persons have died of COVID-19 in Ghana, and the deaths occurred within just two days according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

In its latest update, the GHS shows that the death toll as of August 27, is at 1,036, up from the 1,017 deaths recorded as of August 25.

According to the update, the number of active cases have also increased by 127 to 7,151. Out of this, 141 cases are severe, while 55 are considered critical.

Also, 428 new cases have been recorded in eight regions, including 235 from Greater Accra alone and at the Kotoka International Airport. 

These additional cases bring the total confirmed Covid-19 cases to 119,436. 

However, as of August 27, 111,249 patients had been discharged after recovering from the disease.

Meanwhile, the GHS has begun administering the second round of doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to persons 18 years and above.

The vaccination is scheduled to end on Saturday, September 4.

Those eligible for jabs are those who received their first dose of vaccine from March 10 to March 29, this year.

Also, the government will receive 1.5 million vaccines out of the 70 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines granted to Africa by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. 

Interestingly, in March, Germany, had suspended the administration of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after complaints that it caused blood clots in receivers of the vaccine, raising possible red flags about the vaccines President Akufo Addo had gone to broker from the Germans.

France and Italy had also suspended the administration of the vaccine for the same reason. However, the World Health Organization had said it did not see any evidence of the claims.

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