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 proportion of persons vaccinated by sex is almost 50:50. Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye projected that the figure was likely to hit 300,000 when all the data is entered.
There has been a gradual improvement in the general situation of the disease in Ghana as of now. The active cases have declined from 8000 to less than 5000 in the last four weeks. The vaccination campaign will further contribute to a reduction in cases in Ghana, he said.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said the downward decline in cases remains steady and that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) continues to see a decline in recorded cases and the positivity rate among passengers. He insisted on the need to maintain the vaccination safety protocols in order to maintain the gains. The daily reported cases have declined from 800 cases a day to 400 cases a day and sometimes below in the past four weeks, according to the GHS.