President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that the measures his government outlined to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country are achieving results.
In his address to the nation on Sunday, August 16, President Akufo-Addo revealed that currently, there are no active cases in the North East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West regions.
This, he attributed to the measures that were put in place to deal with the spread.
“As of Saturday the active cases stand at 1,847. This is a clear indication that government policies are working.
“Currently, there are no recorded Covid-19 cases in the North East Savannah, Upper East, and Upper West Regions and I charge the 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.
“Thus far, a total of 40,567 persons have recovered from the virus.
‘This means our recovery rate has improved from 89.5% to 95.1% in three weeks. Our death rate continues, mercifully, to be low at .5%
“Happily, there are no backlog of tests at any of our testing centres meaning the situation al report are up to date, Indeed test results that used to take weeks are now available within 48 hours.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana