Ghana has recorded 416 Covid-19 deaths; hospitals are full – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that Ghana’s hospitals are full, owing to the increasing number of coronavirus infections in the country.

He said isolation centres have been re-activated to support the hospitals in admitting patients.

Delivering his 23 update on the measures to deal with the virus on Sunday, January 31 he said “As of Friday, 29th January, sixty-four (64) more people have sadly died over the last two weeks, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to four hundred and sixteen (416).

“Our hospitalization rates are increasing, with the number of critically and severally ill persons now at one hundred and seventy two (172).

“Our hospitals have become full and we have had to re-activate our isolation centres. Our average daily rates of infection now stand at seven hundred (700), compared to two hundred (200) two weeks ago.”

Mr Akufo-Addo further revealed that coronavirus vaccines will arrive in Ghana by March this year.

“…By the end of June 17, 6000 vaccine does would have been procured. The earliest vaccine will be in the country by March.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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