The Director of Health Promotion, Dr. Dacosta Aboagye has said the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate at 85% will reduce infection rate drastically if Ghanaians follow the safety protocols.
He also said the Ministry Of Health and Ghana Health Service together with all health care workers in the country are managing the cases very well and thus have contributed significantly to the high recovery rates and low mortality rates compared with other countries.
Dr. Dacosta Aboagye who is also the leader of Risk Communication for the National Response Team, said these in an interview with Peace Fm.
The Director noted that it was encouraging to see high recovery rates among COVID-19 patients and a decreasing trend of Ghana’s active cases.
“Four months after recording our first case, though the cumulative case count has exceeded 27,000, we have defied alarming predictions of overwhelming infection rates and deaths”, he noted.
He further noted that there is hope for Ghana to overcome the virus when Ghanaians adhere to the safety protocols.
Dr Dacosta Aboagye urged Ghanaians not to be discouraged by the increasing cumulative cases count as this number includes a large proportion of recoveries and “does not tell the true picture of our current state”.
Ghana’s confirmed COVID-19 case as of 19th July 2020, is 27, 060 with 23,044 recoveries/discharge.
Unfortunately, five more people have died of Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 145.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com