Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that the country’s rate of deaths from COVID-19 is one of the lowest in Africa and the world.
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Delivering the Guest of Honour’s address during a virtual Eid ul Fitr prayers led by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, in Accra on Sunday, May 24, the President said, “this has been so since the very beginning of the outbreak over two months ago.”
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“Sad though any premature death is, the hard fact is that the rate of deaths in Ghana is very low, one per one million, i.e., 0.0001 percent. One of the lowest in Africa and indeed in the world,” President Akufo-Addo opined.
He further noted that Ghanaians are not dying of the virus in numbers that were anticipated.
Akufo-Addo added that all the persons who have died from COVID-19 so far in Ghana had underlining causes and diseases.
Ghana has as of May 24, recorded 66 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases to 6,683 with 1,998 recoveries and 32 deaths.
Greater Accra has the highest cases with 4,798 followed by Ashanti with 1,049 then Central with 299.
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Ahafo and Bono East are the only regions yet to record any case.
Also the data and statistics indicate that Ghan’s positivity rate is 3.43%, which again is one of the lowest in Africa and in the world.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has released an update on coronavirus cases on the African continent.
In a Facebook post WHO made on Friday, May 22, there are 3,078 deaths from the virus as 39,000 people have made recoveries.
In the number of deaths category, Algeria leads the table with 576 deaths, while South Africa and Nigeria have 369 and 211 death cases respectively, putting Nigeria in the third position among countries with the highest number of casualties in Africa.
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