President Akufo-Addo on Sunday addressed Ghanaians on the update of the current COVID-19 situation in the country. In his 19th televised address, President Akufo Addo appeared worried over the increasing rate of new cases. He said, aside from the 398 cases recorded three weeks ago, the country has recorded new active cases of 1139 as of Friday, November 6, 2020
“…increase inactive cases from the 398 cases recorded three weeks ago to 1139 active cases as on Friday 6th of November. The total number of death now stands at 320 and a great majority of them still with underline illnesses such as hypertension diabetes and Asthma”.
According to the President, the number of daily infections is on the rise, from an average of 25 news cases per day to an average of 130 new cases per day in the cause of the last two weeks.
However, Great Accra is topping with the number of increased reported cases with 75 percent ahead of other regions
“In great Accra, with the exception of two districts, all districts have reported cases. We have only seen some cases in a harmful of districts in other regions. These figures obviously give cause for concern, in view of what is happening in Europe and America, following the outbreak of the second wave of infections that engulfing so many other countries. An analysis of the active case data suggested that the great Accra region accounts for some 75% with Ashanti, Bono East, and Western been responsible for 16% of the active cases and the remaining 11 regions makeup 4% of the cases and the arrival at the Kotoka International Airport responsible for 5%”.
He further stated that Scientist at the West Africa Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at the University of Ghana Legon collaborating with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) have established that the virus has not changed.
However, he said observations have it that there is a reduction in compliance with preventive measures spelled out by the health professionals. As he tasked citizens to adhere to the protocol to avoid infections.
“…our observation, however, is a reduction in compliance with the preventive protocol account for the increased infection. Now than ever, we must adhere to mask-wearing, handwashing, the use of sanitizers, and social distancing protocols that have become part of our daily routine”.
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