Active COVID-19 Cases in Ghana has seen a decline—Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has blown a whistle of hope as he announced that the active COVID-19 cases in the country has seen a drastic decline.
According to him, within the last few days the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has seen a slight decline in the active cases and called on the citizenry to help maintain that.
Announcing the good news to Ghanaians on his Twitter handle, Mr Nkrumah urged the citizenry to compliment the efforts of government in controlling the spread.
“Our COVID-19 active cases in the last few days has seen a slight decline. Long may it continue!
However, as we go about our daily routines, let us make it a point to compliment the efforts of Government in controlling the spread of the coronavirus,” he added.
That, Mr Nkrumah noted would help achieve the purpose of the fight against the ailment and prayed for the active case to continue to decline in order to bring the country back to normalcy.
“The GHS says the COVID-19 figures in the country are trending in the right direction,” he added.
The service’s Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, explained that progress made would become clearer after the backlog of samples is cleared by next week.
At a press conference on Thursday, July 16, he said the information available to the Service suggests that the seven-day moving average of recorded cases was reducing.
The average has dropped to below 500 after hovering at over 600 in June.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye was speaking after Ghana’s case count rose to 26,125 after 695 new cases dating back to July 13.
“Because we are not able to do a daily count of the cases we test, we do a seven-day average which gives us the real averages of the number of cases per day as we move,” he explained.
“We can see that from the middle towards the end of June, there was a steep rise. In the last one or so weeks, we have seen a decline. We will only see the greater picture when all the backlog, which we started clearing last week, is completed,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye added.
He said it was the expectations of the service to still see the chart not rising up and continue to see a downward trend.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE