President Akufo-Addo says the country’s Covid-19 recovery rate has improved from 75% to 89.5% in one month.
He said the hospitalisation and death rates have consistently been very low, in the country making it some of the lowest on the continent and in the world.
In his first address to the nation and for the 14th time on the Covid-19 crisis since he came out of isolation, he said Ghanaians “mercifully, are not dying of the virus in the hundreds and thousands that were earlier anticipated and predicted, and that are being seen on a daily basis in some other countries.”
He added, “The behaviour of this virus has baffled the experts and defied most predictions, but five months on, we can say that we are witnessing a much milder manifestation of the virus in the country than was initially feared.
“The rate of virus-related deaths has remained, persistently, low at 0.5% of confirmed cases.”
He said when he delivered his 13th address to the nation, the number of active cases in the country, i.e. those who, as at June 27, 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.
According to the Ghana health Health Service as of July 26, those recovered total 29,494.
The president said, “this means our recovery rate has improved from 75% of positives, a month ago, to 89.5%, all in one month currently.”