Over 200,000 people in Ghana have been vaccinated against the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last six days, graphic.com.gh reports.
As of Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 8 pm, a total of 202,252 people have had their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye made this known Monday afternoon at a press briefing at the Peduase Lodge where the Cabinet is on a 3-day retreat.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye indicated that the figure was likely to go up since there are some data entry challenges and that about a third of the number is still being entered.
He projected that the figure was likely to hit 300,000 when all the data is entered.
The COVID-19 vaccination started in Ghana on March 2, 2021, using the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.
As of the close of day March 7, a total of 202, 252 persons had been vaccinated with the Greater Accra Region having the highest number of persons – 128,088 vaccinated.
Friday the 5th of March saw the highest number of persons vaccinated with 46,780.
The proportion of persons vaccinated by sex is almost 50:50.
Ashanti has a total of 69,325 vaccinated as of Sunday night whilst the Kasoa area in the Central Region had a total of 4639 vaccinated as of Sunday night.
Below is a breakdown of Vaccinations by sex and region.