COVID-19 related deaths seem to be rising in spite of decrease in active cases from the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

In the last 30 days, approximately 207 deaths have been recorded.

As of Thursday, February 4, the number of deaths was 433.

But in the latest update by the Service, the deaths are 640 as of Wednesday, March 3.

Between the same period, the active cases have reduced from 5,786 to 4,833.

With additional 350 new cases, Ghana’s cumulative cases stand at 86,092 with 80,619 recoveries-cum-discharges.

Some 66 patients are in critical conditions while 24 are in severe conditions.

The infections in the country are expected to slow with the commencement of the mass vaccination on Tuesday, March 2.

So far, 650,000 AstraZeneca vaccines have been received by the country to inoculate the citizenry against the viral disease.