The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lauded the country’s management of the novel coronavirus.
Ghana’s COVID-19 total case count currently stands at 32,969 with the number of active cases being 3,307.
In his 14th televised address to the nation on how Ghana has handled the widespread disease, Akufo-Addo asserted that the country is quite close in containing the pandemic.
“Fellow Ghanaians, we are in the fifth month of the outbreak of COVID-19 on our shores. At first glance, it is alarming to see that 32,969 people have so far contracted the virus. But a closer look at the data will tell you that we are steadily on the path towards limiting and containing the virus, and, ultimately, defeating it.”
He further explained this by comparing the trend of the number of cases over time.
He disclosed that the country’s recovery rate has increased by 89.5% within a month.
He noted, “When I delivered Update No. 13, the number of active cases in the country, i.e. those who, as at 27th June, 2020, had the virus, stood at 4,245. As at midnight of 24th July, nearly a month later, the number of active cases in Ghana stands at 3,307. Again, a month ago, the number of recoveries stood at 12,994. Today, it is 29,494. This means our recovery rate has improved from 75% of positives, a month ago, to 89.5%, all in one month currently.”