Ghana’s COVID-19 active cases has reduced to 1,847 as of Saturday August 15, 2020.
This was indicated by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his 15th update to the country on the measure taken against the spread of the coronavirus disease.
“As of Saturday, August 15, 2020, the number of active cases stands at 1,847. This is a clear indication that the government policies are working ” he said.
The President also stated that within three weeks, the number recovered persons have also increased to 40,567
He added that this improves the recovery rate of the country from 89.5 % to 95.1%.
“A total of 40,567 persons have recovered from the virus. This means that our recovery rate has improved from 89.5% to 95.1% in 3 weeks.”
Death rate of the disease however stands at 0.5%.
President Akufo-Addo further stated “that there are no backlogs of tests in any of the testing centers in the country, meaning situational reports are up to date.”
He added that test results that used to take weeks are now available 48 hours after testing and the country has, so far, conducted a total of 427,121 tests.
Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, and Western Regions are however the regions with the highest number of active cases with the North East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West Regions recording no case.
“Currently, there are no recorded COVID-19 cases in the North East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West Regions, and I charge their residents to do everything possible to maintain that situation. Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, and Western continue to be the Regions with the highest number of active cases. “
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com