Ghana

There have been about 168,565 infections and 1,459 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Ghana since the pandemic began.

Ghana confirmed its first cases of COVID-19 on 12 March 2020, and by August 2022, the cumulative total of 168,457 confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been recorded, with 1,459 deaths, and 18,396,070 vaccine doses have been administered as of 31 July 2022. As part of its emergency planning, the government of Ghana rolled out GH¢750 million CAP-BuSS Programme in May 2020 to directly support Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises, subsidized utilities such as electricity and water during the heat of the pandemic, and also instituting a tax levy of 1% on all goods and services.

Key Numbers

168,565

Total Cases

86

Active Cases

167,020

Recovered Cases

1,459

Total Deaths

$104B+

Total Resources Committed

$63.4M

In-Kind Support

31M+

Country Population

75.58%

Doses per 100 People

8M+ (33.3%)

Fully vaccinated

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CTAP Stories in Ghana

Speaking from the Afrocentric point of view, I think the lockdown was not properly planned because of the fact that people were asked to stay indoors. We should always consider that Jamestown is more communal. We are closer to our neighbours and people surrounding us as compared to Europe where you have the toilet, kitchen and everything else inside your room. Over here we share a common courtyard, we use the same bathroom. So the lockdown was a very Eurocentric approach for me.
Nii Quartey Otoo
Tour Guide - Jamestown
As a frontline health worker, at that time, things were really tough. At one point we needed to stay back at work to manage our clients so we were not even able to go home sometimes to see our family members. We needed to keep social distance as far as possible from our own children. The protocols were outlined but people did not adhere, and so at a point, we were actually stretched. The public will even testify, people who came on admission went out there to say that people should take care of themselves because the facilities are getting choked. At the time when we were getting overwhelmed was after the Christman because of so much activity. So after Christmas in January February March 0f 2021, it was quite hectic. The ICUs were getting full. The care services were really overwhelmed.
Rebecca Kumah
Frontline Healthcare worker - Ga East Hospital
No one was given support in cash. Who’s going to give money to anyone? No one received any money. We paid for everything. We did not use anything for free. Everything was hard! This is because the owner of the taps spent money to build them. Why then must they give water out through them for free? No money, no water, so we have not used anything freely
Samuel Nii-Quaye
Fisherman - Jamestown
The hospital is good but the biggest problem is that they don't accept National Health Insurance and it's a worry. They should accept Health Insurance so that we can afford the treatment. A friend got sick one evening but couldn't receive care at this hospital because she didn't have enough money so we had to rush them to Achimota which is too far. The road is also a significant problem. The rainy season is approaching and the streets will become muddy. The ambulance also uses this road every day. The mortuary is also very close to the road so we plead for it to be relocated. If this is done we will really appreciate it.
Namseh Abraham
Trader - Ga East community

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