Ghana’s COVID-19 recovery rate second highest in West Africa

Ghana’s COVID-19 recovery rate second highest in West Africa

- Two more persons have died from COVID-19 related symptoms in Ghana bringing the death toll to 34

- Ghana's recoveries now stand at 2,317

- Ghana has the second-highest recovery rate in West Africa, Nigeria is first

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Data compiled by the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has revealed that Ghana’s COVID-19 recoveries is the second-highest in West Africa.

The CDC noted that Nigeria has the most COVID-19 recoveries in the sub-region, followed by Ghana.

So far, Ghana has seen 2,317 COVID-19 patients recover from the illness. The West Africa nation has recorded 7,117 cases and 34 deaths, while Nigeria has 2,385 recoveries from 8,344 confirmed cases and 249 deaths.

Ghana’s COVID-19 recovery rate second highest in West Africa
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is Ghana's Information Minister
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However, Ghana has a lower case fatality ratio (0.48%) as compared to Nigeria (2.98%).

Figures from the Africa CDC also indicate that Guinea has the third-highest number of recoveries in the region with 1,673 followed by Senegal (1,565) and Cote d'Ivoire (1,257).

Ghana President Akufo-Addo hinted that country’s low case-fatality ratio could result in an easing of lockdown restrictions.

"Stakeholder consultations are taking place on the way forward towards the easing of restrictions so that our social and economic lives can go back to normal. I expect these consultations to conclude this week so that I can announce to Ghanaians a clear roadmap for easing the restrictions. We have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever," the President said.

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Ghanaians are expecting the President to announce new directives this weekend as the country attempt to ease the restrictions put in place due to the pandemic.

Ghana still has restrictions on public and social gatherings. earlier reported that the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has not only plunged the country into financial insecurity but also many lives have been lost to the highly ravaging virus.

Nigeria recorded its index COVID-19 case on Thursday, February 27, after an Italian man working as a consultant for a company in the country brought the virus.

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K. Effah Evans Effah is a holder of a BA Diploma in Psychology and Linguistics from BA, Psychology and Linguistics. He’s a former editor who covered current affairs news and stories about Ghana. Before Yen, he worked for Citi FM and Ringier Ghana.

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