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COVID-19 case count rises to 11,964, death toll hits 54

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has shot up to 11,964. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo confirmed this in his address on Sunday, May 14, 2020.

The President also indicated that 4,258 patients had fully recovered and have been discharged. Comparing global statistics to Ghana’s, the President pointed out that “with fifty-four (54) deaths currently reported by the Ghana Health Service thus far in Ghana, the ratio of deaths to positive cases stands at 0.4%, compared to the global average of 5.5%, and the African average of 2.6%.”

“The number of severe and critically ill also continues to be low.

I am relating all these figures not to engender any false, feel-good factor, but as statements of fact that must provide the context for us, when we examine our figures.

The latest update comes barely 24 hours after the Ghana Health Service had confirmed that 304 more people had tested positive for coronavirus.




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