Ghana’s coronavirus case count has increased to 4,700. The recoveries and death toll have also increased to 494 and 22 respectively.
This was announced by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Delivering his ninth national address on the government’s fight against COVID-19, he said, “These relatively lower daily numbers of infections are welcome, and reinforces the fact that the measures instituted to help reduce person-to-person contact, and help defeat the pandemic are working.”
“So, as at today, Sunday, 10th May, the country has conducted a total of one hundred and sixty thousand, five hundred and one (160,501) tests, with our total number of infections standing at four thousand, seven hundred (4,700), with four hundred and ninety-four (494) recoveries, five (5) persons being critically ill, and four thousand, one hundred and seventy-nine (4,179) persons responding to treatment. Twenty-two (22) persons, virtually all of them with underlying illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and chronic liver disease, have unhappily died.”
The President also attributed the low infection rate to,”the implementation of our strategy of aggressively tracing, testing and treating” as it is our surest way of rooting out the virus.
“This early identification of persons with the virus ensures that they do not spread the virus to others; we are provided with the opportunity to treat them; and it helps us to understand better the dynamics of the virus. The rapid implementation of all of our policies has resulted in our low infection, hospitalisation and death rates, some of the lowest in Africa and the world,” he said.
He urged the public to, “continue to maintain the measures of enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols to contain the spread of the virus, as they are the surest way to a quick return to a life of normalcy.”