Ghana: Covid-19 deaths rise twice in a day

Ghana’s Covid-19 deaths have risen by six, the highest, within 24 hours.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced Sunday night that the deaths triggered by the virus are 54.

As of Saturday, June 13, the number of Ghana’s Covid-19 deaths was 48, which has stayed so for some seven days now.

But the number rose to 51 Sunday afternoon and within a few hours, President Akufo-Addo announced that three more persons have also lost their lives, bringing the total number of deaths to 54.

This is out of a total of 11,954 cases recorded since the outbreak of the disease in the country.

So far, only 4,258 have fully recovered, leaving 7,652 under treatment at various health facilities.

“I am relating all these figures not to engender any false feel-good factor but a statement of fact that must provide the context for us when we examine our figures,” President Akufo-Addo said in his 11th update to the nation on Sunday, June 14.

“If indeed we are to be guided by the data, then we must look at the data in all its ramifications [and] not just one particular aspect of them. That is a proper way to do justice to the data.”

President Akufo-Addo made the remarks after comparing Ghana’s figures to those in other African countries, concluding that the country’s are low.

“I am not in no way suggesting that we should let our guards down and to throw out of the window the efforts we have made in bringing us this far where we have become a reference point for many in the handling of this pandemic

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“On the contrary, as we begin to ease the restrictions, we must be even more disciplined in our adherence of the personal hygiene and social distancing measures we have become accustomed to.”

He recommended local foods for consumption of all in order to stay fit.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana