Ghana’s COVID-19 case count rises to 4,700

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana has risen to 4,700. This was revealed by President Nana Addo during his 9th National Address on Coronavirus yesternight, 10th May 2020.

According to him, this number comes from a total of 160,501 tests conducted nationwide so far.

“With our total number of infections standing at 4,700 with 494 recoveries, 5 persons being critically ill and 4,179 responding to treatment, 22 persons virtually with underlying conditions have unhappily died,” he said.

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Watch video of his address below:

Nana Addo noted that the high number is due to their thorough testing, contact tracing, among other strategic measures they’ve put in place to tackle the spread of the virus.

“Had we not been proactive in undertaking enhanced contact tracing of infected persons and had relied solely on testing persons who reported to hospitals, which is the practice followed by some other countries, i.e routine testing, our case count would have stood at 1,413.

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“The others 3,232 i.e. two-thirds of the population of positives would have been undetected and still be within the population unknowingly infecting others,” the President emphasized.

The first gentleman of the land also went on to urge all and sundry to eat local foods that can boost the immune system.

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