Ghana's Coronavirus death toll has witnessed a sharp increase despite significant drop of the total number of active cases. From the last count, the number of people who died from the virus stood at 1098 but has now moved as at September 23 to 1,142, even though active cases have seen a sharp decline from nearly 5000 total active cases to 3,848. According to figures available at the Ghana Health Service, total number of people who have contracted the disease since it was first recorded in the country in March 2020 now stands at 126, 466.
For regional distribution of active cases, the Greater Accra still leads with 2,402 cases followed by Ashanti with 394. Western Region follows closely behind with 213 cases, with Central and Eastern Regions Completing the top five with 148 and 142 actives cases respectively. In Northern Ghana, the Upper West Region leads the pack with 70 cases, followed by the Upper East with 46 cases with Savanna region trailing closely with 40 cases. The two cases in Northeast makes it the region in the country with the least number of active cases.
Meanwhile, significant progress has also been made with the Mass vaccination exercise as 1, 643,172 Ghanaians have now been vaccinated with 777,750 people fully vaccinated. Some 1, 026, 652 persons have received their first dose of Astrazaneca, Sputnik V and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
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