Statistics from the Ghana Health Service has it that 1,008 people have so far died from Covid-19 in Ghana.
The statistics is from March 2020 to 28 August, 2021. The country has so far record 117,636 cases with current active cases standing at 6,905.
The Greater Accra Region continues to lead with the number of cases which stands at 63,070. The Savanna Region has the least cases of 187. There has been 109,612 recovered cases.
However, the Presidential Vaccine Manufacturing Committee says Ghana will need $200 million to fully manufacture COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana.
The Committee led by Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng says the project will be a private-public partnership arrangement aimed at getting all involved.
Speaking at a stakeholder workshop for members of the Presidential Press Corps in Accra, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng said some local pharmaceutical companies are already on board to begin the process.
“The consortium of three pharmaceutical companies; DANADAMS, Ernest Chemists and Kinapharma have gone ahead to pay a deposit for a plant so that we can produce the vaccine in Ghana. But if we want to do that, you have to order the equipment, but if you place an order, it takes 14 months before it is delivered. The installation, tech-transfer, bulk supply of vaccines from elsewhere will take about two years.”