President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said, the number of active COVID-19 cases has declined to 398.
“As at Friday, 16th October, the number of active cases has declined further to 398, with 46,664 persons fully recovered from the virus, putting our recovery rate at 98.5 percent.
Thirteen more deaths have occurred, bringing the total number of death, tragically, to 310 out of a total number of 510,074 persons tested”, he said.
He further explained that the death rate remains 0.5 percent which continue to remain low compared to other nations that are grappling with a second wave of the virus.
“The death rate continues to remain very low at 0.5 percent, when you take a closer look at measures some other countries are having to take, including imposing night-time curfews and partial lockdowns, declaring state of emergencies, limiting the numbers of people permitted at public gatherings in a bid to contain the second wave of the virus,” he stressed.
The President added that though the cases are at a low, the virus still remains with us and Ghanaians should continue to observe the safety protocols.
“The science and data tells us that the trajectory of the virus in Ghana mirrors that of an epidemic with reduced disease activity.
In spite of our successes, I would like to reiterate that this virus remains something of a mystery, and we should always rather err on the side of caution, and continue to observe the protocol that have brought us to where we are,” he said.