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Coronavirus: Our testing, tracing will lead to a decline in cases – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says the success Ghana has seen with contact tracing and testing will lead to a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases.

President Akufo-Addo in his 11th address to the nation noted he is aware of increasing concern about the increase in the number of confirmed cases but the the President said the country will soon see a decline.

“The increase in numbers indicate the virus has spread and continue to spread, the more we test the more we identify people with the virus and isolate them from the population. We have so far done 245, 331 test and it is one of the highest in the World. Indeed the success of our tracing and testing will lead to decrease in numbers very soon”.

The President also announced that COVID-19 cases have now risen to 11,964 with an increase of the death toll to 54.

“As of midnight of June 13, a total number of positives stands at 11,964 out of the 254,331 tests conducted, we have a total 4,258 patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged”.

Ghana has conducted a total of 254,321 with active cases currently standing at 7,652.

The President in his address also indicated that the wearing of masks has been made compulsory to avoid a spread of the virus

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