Ghana’s active cases of the coronavirus disease is now 398 as of Friday, October 16, 2020.
This was indicated by President Akufo-Addo in his 18th address to the nation on efforts taken by the government in the fight against the disease.
He says that recoveries have hit 46,664 whilst the number of those who have succumbed to the virus is now 310.
During my last update, a month ago, we had a total of 507 active cases. 45,258 persons had recovered, and 297 persons had, unfortunately, died. As at Friday, 16th October, the number of active cases has declined further to 398, with 46,664 persons fully recovered from the virus, putting our recovery rate at 98.5%.
13 more deaths have occurred, bringing the total number of deaths, tragically, to 310, out of a total number of 510,074 persons tested. The rate of death, 0.5%, continues to remain very low.
The President added that progress has been made in the fight as the country now records an average of 25 new cases daily.
The science and data tell us that the trajectory of the virus in Ghana mirrors that of an epidemic with reduced disease activity. Our daily infection rates are no longer in the hundreds as they were sometime back. Presently, they are in the tens, averaging twenty-five (25) new cases per day, in the course of last week.
Despite the fall in active cases, Akufo-Addo stressed on the need for the public to adhere to the safety protocols.
He reiterated the government’s commitment in fighting against the spread of the virus.
“I would like to reiterate that this virus remains something of a mystery, and we should always rather err on the side of caution, and continue to observe the protocols that have brought us to where we are. As President of the Republic, I assured you of my continuing commitment to limiting and stopping the importation of the virus, containing its spread, providing adequate care for the sick, slowing down community spread, reducing the impact of the virus on social and economic life, and using the opportunity afforded by this pandemic to expand our domestic production capacity, and deepen our self-reliance. I remain committed to these objectives, and I will not stray from them,” he said
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com