Ghana’s COVID-19: 12 new deaths push toll 679

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Twelve more persons have died from COVID-19 bringing Ghana’s total death toll to 679.

This means that 23 new deaths have been recorded in the last two days.

This was contained in the latest update published by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) today, Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Per the latest update, GHS 230 new cases have been recorded.

However, active cases have declined and currently stand at 3,994 active cases.

The Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Central Regions continue to lead with the highest rate of infections in the country.

Meanwhile, the government says it is satisfied with the pace of the vaccine programme as over 400,000 people have already taken the jab.

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the government is encouraged by the high turnout at the various vaccination centres.

“We noticed that the hesitancy levels we recorded in our baseline survey of about 60% has all now gone gradually coming down and even in some places there is even a rush with people even ready to pay for the vaccine for which we are dealing with,” he said. 

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