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Ghana’s daily COVID-19 cases fall as anti-virus efforts improve

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Ghana’s fighting with COVID-19 has improved as the number of daily cases fell, an official with the health service said here on Sunday.

“Active cases declined from over 8,000 daily to less than 3,500 over the past four weeks, and reported cases have declined from 800 cases daily to about 250,” the Director General of Ghana’s Health Service (GHS) Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said at a press conference.

A total of 450,000 persons have had the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, he added.

He also announced that the security agencies had commenced investigations on the stealing and selling of the AstraZeneca vaccines for private gains in Ghana, and assured the GHS will co-operate with investigators to bring the perpetrators to book.

According to the GHS, as of Sunday the number of the country’s confirmed cases stood at 89,500 with 85,455 recoveries and 720 deaths.