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COVID-19: We Are On The Path Of Recovering – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that Ghana is on the path of recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

He made this known as he addressed the nation on Sunday night, July 26, 2020.

He stated that the rate of coronavirus related deaths in Ghana has remained persistently low at 0.5 percent of infections rate.

According to him, the country’s hospitalization and the death rate have been low.

He said Ghanaians are not dying of the virus in their hundreds and thousands as was earlier predicted.

He stated that recovery rate has improved tremendously.

“At first glance, it is alarming to see that thirty-two thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine (32,969) people have so far contracted the virus,” he said.

Mr Akufo-Addo added that “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 urged that “the figure to look out for is the number of active cases.”

According to him, a month ago, the number of recoveries stood at 12,994.

However, he said as of July 26, the recoveries were 29,494.

He added that “this means our recovery rate has improved from seventy-five percent (75%) of positives a month ago to eighty-nine point five percent (89.5%), all in one month currently.

“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 four thousand, two hundred and forty-five (4,245),” he said.

He added that “as at midnight of 24th July, nearly a month later, the number of active cases in Ghana stands at three thousand, three hundred and seven (3,307).”

Commenting on the coronavirus situation in schools, the President announced that “merci fully, we have witnessed only a few cases of infections on our universities and other tertiary institutions; the few students who tested positive in a few of our Senior High Schools have all either recovered or are on the path to recovery, and will write the WASSCE; and the few final Year Junior High School students who have tested positive and who are largely asymptomatic, are being managed in isolation Centres.”

“At first glance, it is alarming to see that thirty-two thousand, nine hundred and sixty-nine (32,969) people have so far contracted the virus,” he said.

Mr Akufo-Addo added that “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 urged that “the figure to look out for is the number of active cases.”

According to him, a month ago, the number of recoveries stood at 12,994.

However, he said as of July 26, the recoveries were 29,494.

He added that “this means our recovery rate has improved from seventy-five percent (75%) of positives a month ago to eighty-nine point five percent (89.5%), all in one month currently.

-DGN

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